Welcome,

Thank you for visiting my online art gallery. I am a 67-year-old self-taught artist. I began painting at age 13 when I was selected to be in a special art class by my 7th grade art teacher Henri Gadbois (www.henrigadbois.com). At that time I expected to have an art career of merit but not one based on painting pretty pictures. In 1986, at age 38, with 001 "Running Man" below, I found a composition and style of creating oil paintings on canvas that felt right for me. Below you will see the evolution of that very simple foundational painting.

In 2003 with 060 'The Birth of Peace', I began to incorporate naked females into my art. I began to consider these works of art as dreamscapes where the female was the dreamer. The female as an icon represents creativity. The male represents destruction (chaos). I choose to paint creativity.

Most of the originals are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico (About 15 are in Houston, Texas in storage.) and can be viewed by appointment most any time. You can contact me at:
713-825-8665 or JohnWorldPeace@gmail.com.

My art can best be categorized as a combination of Visionary Art and Outsider Art. "Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."

However, my art does not look like typical visionary art.

Those labeled as Outsider artists tend to have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. Often, outsider art illustrates unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds or extreme mental states. I have never used hallucinogenic drugs and seldom drink alcohol. I had a career as a lawyer. I now own a web design business. I do not live in a fantasy world. I have no mental illness. I am an advocate for peace but not a pacifist.

Therefore, my art should be categorized as
Visionary|Outsider Art".

My art is intended to be as interesting up close as it is from far away. It uses black and white, primary and secondary colors for emotion. It is intellectual in its hard line. Each painting is full of icons and symbols and clearly contains a multi-dimensional message which I have appended to the detail of many of the paintings.

The original paintings are not for sale to the general public. But a few were regrettably sold in the past. Prints are for sale. It takes on the average 20 hours to draw and paint a square foot of my paintings. The average painting is 12 square feet. Selling prints is a collateral issue. I do not create my art primarily to sell. I create it in an attempt to eventually be acknowledged as an artist who creates museum worthy masterpieces. All museums sell prints of the art in their inventory. But they are only collaterally in the print selling business. They are primarily in the business of accumulating the finest art in the world
within their budget for public viewing.

My art is created to be marketed through an auction house like Christie's or Sothby's or sold directly to a major museum. If I dont achieve this level of marketing, I will in time set up a John WorldPeace museum and exhibit it there.

Therefore, it is unlikely that those who are not at the top of the pyramid of selling and collecting art masterpieces or even speculating in art, and therefore for the most part are extremely knowledgeable about art masterpieces, will understand or appreciate my art. Further and sadly, just the fact that my art incorporates naked females alone classifies it as degenerate or worse for most Americans and fundamental religionists. That is fine. These people are not my targeted audience.

With all due respect and best regards,

John WorldPeace    

       

"The most obvious is the most hidden."
"The truth is often paradoxical."
"If I am a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
"When they heard the teachings of the Tao, they laughed. Had they not laughed, their confusion would not have been so obvious."
"Sometimes it is the people no one expects anything of who do
extraordinary things that no one can imagine."

"The Eternal God is your resting place and underneath are the everlasting arms."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

I am a Spiritual Christian not a Religious one.
Jwp

PAINTINGS IN PROGRESS and FINISHED WORKS
Click on image for information on each painting.
 

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
20" x 20" 088
WorldPeace Insignia Two


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
54" x 54" 089
Transcendence
In Progress April 13, 2015



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
48" x 48" 085
Eros


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
36" x 24" 086
Mother Armageddon
In Progress April 13, 2015



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
30" x 24" 086
Mentor Red
In Progress April 13, 2015



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
11" x 14" Study 0008

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
16" x 20" Study 0007

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
18" x 18" Study 0006

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
8" x 10" Study 0005

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
20" x 16" Study 0004

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
16" x 20" Study 0003

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
16" x 20" Study 0002

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
16" x 20" Study 0001

 

At this point, August 2013, John began to paint lesser works which he termed studies. These studies were drawn directly on the stretched canvas by John without a prior pencil sketch or Photoshop sketch. The original intent was to create compositions with which to train apprentices. However, John decided when creating the first study that he should just create a smaller composition instead of having the apprentice paint endless squares in order to learn how to mix paint. use the script brush, and other techniques John had developed since 1986.


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
26" x 36" 084
Rachel A Stone


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
083
Five Suns

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
082
The Tree Of Life
Narrative



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
081
Cardinal

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
080
Death's Door

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
079
Blue Moon
Narrative



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
078
Two Peacocks

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
077
Tiger Falls



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
076
Zen Tigers


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
075
Zen Milk

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
074
Four Cranes

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
073
Three Girls



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
072
Kwan Yin Two


John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
071
Shaking Hands


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art

070
The Guardians


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
069
Birth of a Woman

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
068
Kwan Yin Blesses


Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
067
Cosmic Admiral
N
arrative

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
066
Lady Gaga
Narrative

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
065
Peace Prayer
Narrative

Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
064
World Peace Meditation Garden
Narrative
 

 

At this point, August 2010, beginning with 066 Lady Gaga, John started to use apprentices to paint his art. The compositions were John's but due to impaired eyesite and the lack of a steady hand for close detail work John could no longer paint his compositions. For the most part only one apprentice was assigned to a paintng. The apprentices are given credit for the paintings they worked on in the Apprentice section of this website.



Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
063
God the Creatrix
Narrative
Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
062
Eve
Narrative
Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
061
The Queen of Peace
Narrative
Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
060
The Birth of Peace
Narrative

 

 

At this point, 2003, John began to incorporate semi-nude females into the symbolic, abstract, iconography of his art.

 

 
Abstract Figurative Representational Dreamscape Art
John WorldPeace
Visionary|Outsider Art
THE WORLDPEACE BANNER

 
 
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