John Robert Small
I started formal art training at Washington University school of fine arts in Saint Louis Missouri in 1996, initially as a photography student. The program led me into print making. I moved to Santa Fe New Mexico where I studied stone setting and silver smithing at the Robert Hazeltine school of jewelry design. All art forms "lead to Rome".
I became a dress maker and pattern designer. I was honored with a celebration at the governor's mansion in Santa Fe by then governor William Richardson after my photography was published in Visions of Santa Fe by Baron Wolman. I installed the largest operational serigraphy press in Santa Fe which led me into working with Golden Acrylics. And then the magic of playing with paint took over my artistic journey.
Today I am retired in Coatepec Veracruz Mexico, where I paint, drink coffee and cook for the ill and elderly in our tiny mountain village.
All of my artistic hours are now filled with my love of making marks with oil and soft pastels. Although I live in a very remote area, I have a complete acrylic, oil and soft pastel studio set up in my home, where I can paint whenever inspiration presents.
My hope is that you experience some of the moments I have left for you on my canvas.