John R. Peck graduated from the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. He teaches portrait drawing at Stanford University and painting at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. His paintings are shown in galleries in London, Dublin, Florence, Charleston and Santa Fe.
John has a B.S. in Physics from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. He seeks to integrate science, design, and the craft of painting in every piece of artwork.
His focus is portraiture.
“I believe that drawing and painting are fundamentally about a search for visual truth in nature- the objects of still life, the landscapes around us, or the faces and figures of models and clients. The real work lies in an effort to establish and maintain an honest inner dialogue… essentially, to „turn off“ one’s rational argument for „how something should look“ and simply, plainly, honestly observe and record what I do see.”
As a close friend once shared:
„If you seek the miraculous, look to the ordinary – but look very carefully.“
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