Artist John Ball

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John Ball 
John Ball is an award winning, full time, professional artist with over twenty years of experience.  He has been active in fine art gallery work, juried art shows, teaching in private and workshop settings and illustration.
John Ball’s training began with childhood drawings at the kitchen table for his parents. An early love of drawing was followed by grade school art classes in England and Ohio. Later in Florida he earned a degree in commercial art from Pensacola Christian College. Upon graduating, John spent ten years producing art for ABeka Publishing Inc. There, John was able to hone his talent and work along side his teacher and mentor, nationally known artist Brian Jekel.
While working as an illustrator John continued to paint from life and received direction from such nationally known artists as Daniel Gerhartz, and Ralph Oberg. At the same time, his paintings began to be received in exhibitions and galleries around the country.
Because of his training as an illustrator, John is able to draw upon his ability to paint from theory and reference in the studio. However, believing that nothing is better than direct observation, he continuously works from life. John regularly paints from the live model, still life in the studio, and the landscape on location. In this way he sharpens his skills through practice and exploration.
Over the years, John has shown and sold  his work in a number of galleries and juried shows around the country.  Some include;
Alla Prima Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL (Jane Chapin)
Banks Fine Art, Dallas TX
Ella Walton Richardson, Charleston, SC
M Gallery (now Principle Gallery) Charleston, SC
Chroma Gallery, Savanna, GA
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art (Salon International) San Antonio, TX
Galerie Kornye West, Fort Worth, TX
Waterhouse Gallery (Annual Invitational Show) Santa Barbara, CA
Walls Fine Art, (Oil Painters of America) Wilmington, NC
Plein Air Magazine- Salon Juried [...]

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