John Whytock

John Whytock

John started his career as a self-taught pen and ink artist. His portfolio then gained him steady work in illustration. In the old-world tradition, John served a seven-year apprenticeship – two years as an in-house illustrator, and five years in a mural studio, becoming principal artist in both establishments. In 1986 he ventured out on his own upon winning a mural competition for Mission San Juan Capistrano. In the competitive world of art in Las Vegas in the 1990’s he was commissioned to complete over 150 custom paintings. He continued to paint and show fine art during this time. In 2011 he began numerous long-term commissions, including The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, and the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

Since the beginning of 2018 he has returned his focus to fine art, winning numerous awards during the year, from various organizations including: National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, Oil Painters of America , International Guild of Realism, and Plein Air Salon Art Competition. Three of his works were chosen as finalists in the prestigious 14th International ARC Salon. His work has been published in Plein Air Magazine, and he was a contributing author for their online publication, Outdoor Painter. John is a member of numerous local and national professional organizations.

You can visit John's website to view more of his work here.

Read More