John Fish - Artist

About John Fish

Learn more about John Fish from Los Angeles, CA - United States.

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The universe is mostly empty of matter, yet full of energy. I think that the human condition is an attempt to make sense and out of the emptiness. The failure to do so results in a mystery and beauty that is both poetic and spiritual. I try to depict the fullness and depth of this 'empty' space with rich textures, vibrant movement and flowing color in paint.

Stark, bold, surreal landscapes of southwestern U.S. influence my work. I use the elements of nature without form that is constantly changing and evolving to express my emotions without the boundaries of form except as an iconic element. I capture the essence of these landscapes and use the textures, color and fluidity to express my emotions.

The reason I like to paint non-objective art is that I am creating a new moment in time while also knowing that my past thoughts and experiences influence the way I depict reality, energy and emotions.

I often combine my own photography and paintings in digital compositions displaying the texture and brushstrokes of acrylic paintings along with a photographic image to create graphics.

John Fish is a graduate of Arizona State University where he majored in commercial art and minored in psychology. He studied creative writing and counseling at Los Angeles City College and art at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has designed numerous books and dust jackets including �God in the Midst of the City� for Johnny Appleseed Publishing. Fish has worked as Art Director and Graphic Designer for publishing firms and newspapers in New York City and Los Angeles. He is a painter and writer. His art has been used to illustrate theater posters, game boxes, apparel, greeting cards, magazines and history books. John lived in Los Angeles for 40 years and now is retired in Chehalis, Washington with two cats.

Exhibited works at Groundworks Cafe, 108 West 2nd St.,.Los Angeles, Ca at 2nd Street and Main in Downtown L.A. Gallery Row. (213) 620-9668
Recently and current shows: Puyalup Washington Holiday Fair, Metaphysical Fair in Tacoma Washington, Lansdale Station Gallery, 1509 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960 (415) 723-8275; CafeMode, Shojin, 333 S. Alameda #310, Los Angeles, CA 90013; Open Call L.A. 2009, and 2011, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdale Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-6269; Art Gallery 505 jn Toledo, Washington
Preview 'The Light at the Center of the Tunnel' a book of writing and art at

John Fish joined Licensing on May 19th, 2010.