The Red Dress
His major commissions include the design of nine coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, one of which was chosen coin of the year. He has done commemorative pieces for The Ford Motor Company and the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as 34 paintings for The Church of Our lady Of Good Counsel.
Working for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, corporations, television and movies, his work has been seen throughout North America.
Thus far, John has illustrated twenty-four books, including the Kids book of Canada's Railway, which won The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2001 Information Book Award, and was an official selection for the 2003 Red Cedar Book Awards. The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration was nominated for the 2006 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction.
He works in oils and oil-wash, and uses photoshop to enhance the finished piece. His style is realistic in nature with an emphasis on texture.
Laertis Art Studios
He strives to enhance and heighten the beauty found in the ordinary and elevate it to extraordinary by creating works of art that challenge the viewer to engage in inner
During the past 26 years he has developed a broad palette of expertise in all forms of visual expression including sculpture, oil on canvas, watercolor and mixed media.