Artist John P. Weiss

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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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John P. Weiss (b. 1964) is from Los Gatos, California. 
John's work focuses primarily on the landscape, where he strives to capture the peace and serenity of nature. 
John crafts his oil paintings with a limited palette. Known as tonal paintings, their subdued chroma results in a quiet beauty that John favors over bright color. According to John, "I want to express it in a whisper, not a shout."
John's earliest instruction in drawing and painting came from his father, an accomplished draughtsman and weekend painter. John furthered his education with various workshops, museum visits and personal study. 
Later, John traveled many times to Idaho to study with the painter Scott L. Christensen. Most recently, John began figure study with the artist Scott Waddell. "The creative journey never ends," John points out.
John is a former editorial cartoonist, and his work appears in several volumes of Charles Brooks's Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. John draws the popular "Life of Art" comic strip for Fine Art Views. He often illustrates blog posts with his whimsical, fine lined cartoons.
A gifted writer, John is the author of An Artful Life- Inspirational Stories and Essays for the Artist in Everyone.  He writes and illustrates short stories and articles about the creative arts, life lessons and simple living.
A former police chief, John spent over 26 years in law enforcement. He retired early to begin a new life as a professional artist.

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