In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About John N. Agnew
John Agnew is a painter of nature. His hyper-realistic style evolved from 30 years of experience as an illustrator, muralist and exhibit designer for natural history museums and zoos around the country and as far away as Moscow. Since the early
John is a Distinguished Signature member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Animal Artists. He is also a Master Scratchboard Artist of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. In 2001, North Light Books published John’s book, “Painting the Secret World of Nature.” He has also published prints of his work and magazine articles about his work and techniques. He’s been named Artist in Residence for two national parks, has won numerous awards for his work in national juried shows, and has a show of his scratchboard art touring museums around the country. The US State Department has displayed his work in US Embassies in other parts of the world.
“While I intend for my paintings to be accurate representations of nature, I believe that under every good realist painting, there is a good abstract. Nature is ultimately the inspiration for every artist, but beyond seeing beautiful patterns and colors, I also see fascinating stories. “
Great Blue on the Rockcastle
20″ x 16″
The Rockcastle River in southeastern Kentucky flows through a sandstone canyon. Rocks the size of houses have broken down from the cliffs and litter the river bed, creating amazing watery landscapes. Paddling among the rocks offers a lot of wildlife surprises.
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Florida Red-Bellied Turtles
14″ x 11″
A lot of J.J. Audubon’s subjects shared the waterways with these colorful turtles.
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24″ x 12″
People think of the Everglades as a swamp, but it is a collection of many different habitats. One of my favorites is the Pine Savannah, which offers interesting vistas.