John Skeez is an award-winning Southern Californian artist with roots in Upstate New York who has enjoyed drawing and sketching all of his life. His most recent award was in late 2013 for his painting "Suspicion" shown at the "Festival of the Arts" in San Jacinto, California. Other awards include a People's Choice Award, Honorable Mention, and other award recognitions for his work. John recently participated in the Temecula Valley Art League's 2013 juried show held at The Merc in Temecula, California, having two paintings accepted for that event. John was one of three featured artists in "Art Times 3" at the Esplanade Arts Center, presented by Diamond Valley Arts Council, a six-week exhibition in San Jacinto showing from January to March 2012.
In the early 1970s, John began taking drawing, commercial design and photography classes, culminating in artwork in Conte' Crayon, pastels, pencil, ink, three-dimensional collage, and photography as well as Marshall Oils, concentrating primarily in acrylic medium. John started painting and taking painting classes in the early 1980s.
More recently, John's paintings have evolved to include enhanced portraits, abstract subjects, out-of-this-world florals, seascapes and sea life, surreal landscapes, as well as paintings of four-legged friends, murals, mixed media, and three-dimensional abstracts. John finds inspiration from nature but loves to add his very imaginative flair and techniques to produce one-of-a-kind artwork.