John Whytock

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John Whytock

ARC Associate Living Master TM

26 artworks

American

Born 1950

https://johnwhytockart.com

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Solitary Reign

2018

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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Forest Whitetail

2019

Oil

35.6 x 45.7 cms | 14 x 18 ins

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High Country Horse

2018

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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One Fine Spring Day

2019

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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High Plains Legacy

2019

Oil

50.8 x 61 cms | 20 x 24 ins

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No Soliciting

2018

Oil

40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins

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The Gray

2018

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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In for the Night

2019

Oil

40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins

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Missouri Summer

2018

Oil

40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins

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Troubadour

2018

Oil

40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins

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John Whytock was born in Glendale, California in 1950. He will tell you he is really just a guitar player, having been a professional musician throughout high school and as a young adult. As touring does not work well for family life, his father-in-law got him a job as a carpenter’s apprentice. It was not until after spending 6 years in that profession and achieving journeyman status that he realized construction was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He had a talent for drawing but could not afford a formal education with a young family. With the idea that illustration would allow him to learn his craft and make a living at the same time, he began working toward his goal.  Every evening after work in between caring for his young children, he would draw for hours working to improve his skills. The portfolio he developed in those evening hours eventually led to employment as an artist and, in 1979, the beginning of his 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. He spent many years painting murals and fine art before receiving several long-term mural and diorama commissions for the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, and The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, both located in Springfield, Missouri, and the last of which was completed at the end of 2017.
 
Since the beginning of 2018 he has returned his focus to fine art, winning numerous awards from various organizations. He was honored to have three of his works 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 including: International Guild of Realism, The Society of Animal Artists, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America and is a Signature Member of both National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society and Heartland Art Club. His most recent honor is recognition as an ARC Associate Living Master.
 
“Beauty, like truth, exists. And we, as human beings, have an almost divine capacity to recognize it. Art, for me, is an expression in paint of what my heart feels when my eyes are opened to the vast and amazing splendor of creation. Despite the myriad struggles and changes on the path of a career artist, this one unchanging fact remains: I paint because if I did not, my heart might explode. When a kindred spirit is touched while viewing my painting and feels that same infilling, that same indescribable longing and appreciation for our marvelous world, I consider that work a success”.  John Whytock
 

2020
 
9th Annual Plein Air Salon Monthly Competition April 2020
“1st Place Overall”
 
IGOR 2020 Spring Salon Online Exhibition
“Best Wildlife and Animal”

2019

2019 Gasconade Fall Plein Air
“1st Place Purchase Prize” (2)
 
2019 NOAPS 29th Best of America National Juried Exhibition
“Award of Excellence”
 
14th International ARC Salon
Finalist
 
9th Annual Plein Air Salon Bi-Monthly Competition June/July 2019
“Best Western”
 
8th Annual Plein Air Salon Bi-Monthly Competition Dec/Jan 2018-19
“Best Artist Over 65”
 
2018

OPA 2018 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
“Bronze Medal”
 
Springfield Art Museum: An Evening with Studio 55
“Best of Show”
 
8th Annual Plein Air Salon Bi-Monthly Competition Oct/Nov 2018
“Best Landscape”
“Best Western”
 
2018 NOAPS Best of America National Juried Exhibition
“Award of Merit”
 
NOAPS 2018 Fall Online International Exhibition
“3rd Place”
 
8th Annual Plein Air Salon Bi-Monthly Competition June/July 2018
“1st Place Overall”
“Best Building”
“Best Figure”
 
Fresh Gallery 2018 Open Juried Exhibition
“Best of Show”
 
 

Lovett's Gallery - Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Galleries at Heartland Art Club - Kirkwood, Missouri