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Artist John P. Weiss


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The Artist Says:


John P. Weiss is truly a renaissance man. Using a limited palette, his landscape paintings capture the beauty and serenity of nature. He studied landscape painting extensively with American artist Scott L. Christensen. A former editorial cartoonist, John's finely drawn cartoons illustrate his popular blog posts. John is the author of the book An Artful Life- Inspirational Stories and Essays for the Artist in Everyone. John is also a retired police chief, having spent over 26 years in law enforcement. Visit John's artwork and writing at JohnPWeiss.com. 



Other Artists Say:



 
"I so enjoy your cartoons. Looking forward to Sundays! - Betty
 
"You are so talented...and funny!" - Aleta
"Thank you John. Your Life of Art is very funny and so true!" - John 
"Love it! Please keep up the good work. We all can stand a good laugh right now." - Bonnie 
 
"Love your cartoons!" - Victoria
 
"John, you know how to touch my soul. Great writing. Thanks." - Joseph
 
“Hearing from you is like hearing from a dear friend who is sharing yet another insight in this journey we call life. Thank you.” - Susan
 
“John, I am a new fan of you. I love your story writing , your art and the person you are. You inspire me. I look forward to reading all your stories. Can''t wait for more to enjoy.”- Brenda
 
“I love your posts! They always strike a chord with what I'm doing or thinking. But you have such an engaging writing style that encapsulates so succinctly, what has been mulling about in my brain's dark regions. Look forward to the next post!” - Janna
 
“YES!!!..you have the most engaging writing style, John!!!” - Carol
 
“Beautiful! John Weiss writes eloquently and informatively.” -Meath
 
“This post wast fantastic and exactly what I needed to read this morning. Thank you for your words.” - David
 
“This is lovely. Beautiful writing: it took me right back to my childhood. Thank you.” - Ellen
 
“Your posts, without exception always resonate because of their real life messages and thought provoking content. I look forward to your posts because much of what you write is not just about art, but about life! ” - Mary Ann
 
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Biography



Welcome to John P. Weiss
John P. Weiss crafts quiet paintings of expressive realism, to capture the serenity of nature. Using a limited palette, John works in oils, enjoying both outdoor and studio work. He strives for painterly realism and reserve in his use of color.
 
John looks for pleasing abstract designs in the landscape, and believes that strong drawing, composition and value control are key to successful paintings.
 
John studied painting extensively with American master Scott L. Christensen, and supplements his study with museum visits, workshops, books and focused practice. 
 
John is the author of An Artful Life- Stories and Essays for the Artist in Everyone. John's popular articles and blog posts focus on the creative arts, personal development, simplicity and better living. 
 
John is a former editorial cartoonist, whose work appears in several volumes of Charles Brooks's Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. John's many years of cartooning helped develop his sense of design, drawing and composition. Visit John's cartoon website here. 
 
A retired police chief with over 26 years of law enforcement experience, John's career taught him volumes about human nature. That wisdom, and knowledge from the many books he reads, inform his writing and art. Read John's full bio here. 
 
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