My inspiration comes as I begin to paint. Each painting takes on a life of it’s own. A blank canvas presents limitless possibilities. Painting breathes life into the constant shapes, colors and ideas flowing through my mind; expressing something words cannot. From the smell of the oil, the texture of the paint, the delicate stroke or the spontaneous mix of color, painting is a stimulation of my senses. The possibilities unfold as I combine colors and shapes inspired by everything around me. The finished work becomes so much more than an image hanging on a wall. John Beard
Using original paper mache techniques, acrylic paint, custom gloss finishes and working in 3 dimensions, my work has evolved from wall sculptures of leaves and flowers to my latest works of large scale sculpted paintings on board. Each piece is a one of a kind original paper mache sculpture and custom orders are available for anyone interested in producing a particular leaf or flower, or sculpted object. By bringing nature closer to us we can experience the peace and tranquility that nature provides without leaving our homes.