Dec 19, 2008

Artist at large?

Really good to meet up with Sarah at the book signing at Waterstones last evening. I found out Sarah is an artist, too. Reminded me to put a photograph of one of my paintings on here. This one was auctioned by the Born Free Foundation in 2000 to raise money for endangered species. It became a #450 Limited edition print run. This painting The Waterhole is one of my yellow skies series. I wanted to get away from the general blue sky image to create a more prehistoric atmosphere for the subjects - lions, tigers and zebra. Strangely, it was my abstract work which sold the fastest at galleries. I'll post one of those sometime.
One last polish of The Messenger and then it's off to Camilla Bolton of Darley Anderson. New Year, I reckon. I'll post the first page on here soon guys - see what you think.

12 comments:

boxofficegirl said...

I find it interesting that people with a talent for words are also able to create in others areas as well.
I look forward to seeing more of your work John.

john white said...

Thanks Boxy. Always loved to paint - it seemed second nature to me from an early age. Do you have many other creative energies beyond writing which occupy your time?

Selchie said...

Wow John this is really amazing! I love the surreal quality of it and the three dimensional detail. Would love to see some more....

Was really great to meet you, thanks for taking the time to come along.

keep in touch.

Sarah).

boxofficegirl said...

Dabbled with paint/art etc when I was younger but only seem to get as far as colouring with the kids these days.

I am very glad to have contact with people like yourself and Selchie, it does wonders for restoring faith in the gifts of human kind and makes the world a much brighter place.

john white said...

Hi Sarah,

It was my pleasure. I enjoyed meeting and talking with you.

I may post some more photographs of paintings soon.

By the way, good luck with the next book.

john white said...

Hi Boxy,

Glad to be of some use to someone, lol.

Maybe it's time for you to get the paints out again and dabble.

Denise said...

I noticed your shout out on the SITS (The Secret is in the Sauce) roll call and wanted to say welcome! Its a great way to increase traffic to you blog. You are now the second man in the group-- congrats!

Cammie said...

Hello from SITS!! Boys are NOT kicked out of our club! lol! Welcome!!

john white said...

Hi Denise, Thanks for visiting. Please come back whenever you want to. In the meantime I will paddle across the pond and check out the blog.

john white said...

Hi Cammie, Thanks for dropping by. I will have two blogs to see, now, when I cross the pond. Excellent!

ed said...

That painting is ruddy brilliant John! Good luck with the ms sending and Merry Christmas!

john white said...

Thanks Ed. Your new story - Love in the Time of Zombies - is working really well. The concept is totally intriguing. Sorry I couldn't get the MS back to you as promised - will contact you again and drop it off.

Cheers J.