Store

Thank you to everyone who has grabbed something from my shop. I am going to be removing some of the products to maintain truly limited edition pieces. I'm honored that people support on this level. I'm honored to sell original paintings. I find it fresh that people have the insight to seek out art. It remains a vital part of this life........ (About to go off on a tangent) 

thank you

john

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Current

Some images from the last few days.

So many advancements in my outlook on art. It's a gift, let's never waste it. The only competition resides within myself. Growing, evolving, changing. So excited about the future and the now.

John.

Soledad

Thinking of the themes of "Of Mice and Men" as well as the locations. Very interesting use of Soledad (Solitude) as well as everyone just wanting to connect. Isn't that what is common among maybe all of us?

"In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other."

— John Steinbeck in his 1938 journal entry

John Michael Gill 2014.

John Michael Gill 2014.

Detail, John Michael Gill 2014

Detail, John Michael Gill 2014

"Young Flowers" Photo: John Michael Gill. 2014.

"Young Flowers" Photo: John Michael Gill. 2014.

Changing-Evolving-Evaluating

One problem galleries had with me (out of many ?) is I have a style but I enjoy learning, experimenting, and playing. I am not really aligned with the artist-as-factory/stick to one thing and never budge mindset. I wish the world saw things in broader terms. I did have galleries that got it, and we were successful. Simple. I hope to find that again in the right Gallery setting because I do miss the camaraderie and experience. I think it is not my time. I also am becoming less and less interested with the delusion of fame. I know people that I believe only create art as some kind of identity that will bring them a sense of fame. I hope this is not the case, but as more and more "Artists" come up in a scene, the less fun they become. While I wish I could be a part of the team, I am o.k. with sitting it out and creating my nonsense in my room. I would like to thank the ones in my life who have supported my art, in any incarnation for so many years. I hope you remain by my side. 

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Dancing

Dancing

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