Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents January Featured Artist John Whytock. One of Fresh’s newer additions, Whytock has been a professional artist for 40 years.  He relocated to Springfield due to a six-year, 18 mural/diorama commission with The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.  He is a renowned muralist and has painted murals for hotels, casinos and private parties throughout the world, and his award-winning fine art has shown in galleries from New York to San Francisco

John started his career as a self-taught pen-and-ink artist.  His portfolio then gained him steady work in illustration.  In the old work tradition John served a seven-year apprenticeship and worked into a principal artist.  Beginning 2018, John turned his focus back to fine art and has won the following awards this year:

“Bronze Medal” – OPA 2018 Eastern Regional Exhibition

“Best of Show” – An Evening with Studio 55 at the Springfield Art Museum

“Award of Merit” – NOAPS 2018 Best of America Exhibition

“1st Place Overall” – “Best Building” “Best Figure” June/July 2018 Plein Air Salon – Published

“Best of Show” Fresh Gallery 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition

John and his wife Deborah, own Oak Rose Studio in Springfield which presents his workshops at Splatter Art Studio, where he offers instruction in oil, acrylic painting and drawing.

John will have a wonderful extended exhibit available on First Friday Art Walk at FRESH Gallery.  He will be available to discuss his art and share his inspiration behind each piece.

John will also be hosting an artist reception 3-5 p.m. on Second Saturday Jan. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.; join us for a great afternoon of fine art and refreshments.

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents January Featured Artist John Whytock. One of Fresh’s newer additions, Whytock has been a professional artist for 40 years.  He relocated to Springfield due to a six-year, 18 mural/diorama commission with The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.  He is a renowned muralist and has […]