I take great pride in being part of a brotherhood of men and women who are combat veterans. I am a disabled veteran of Desert Storm and Afghanistan and have been medically retired since 2015. After returning from Afghanistan in 2013, I returned to Kendall College of Art and earned a B.F.A. in fine art with a painting concentration. After growing up in Western Michigan I moved to Florida for two years and I was active in the art communities of Tampa, Sarasota, Cedar Key and Saint Petersburg. I was also an art instructor at the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay. My primary teaching locations were the Pinellas County Jail, and West Care substance abuse recovery program. My objective is to bring healing, wellness, and suicide prevention with art. Experiencing the transformative power of art with people in the lowest time in their lives inspired me to begin my current journey of becoming a certified clinical counselor specializing in art therapy. I am currently a full time graduate student of Edinboro University.
John's ArtPrize Entries
These are John's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
John's Past Work
These are images of past work that John has done.