About My Work

John Groves

John Groves

My name is John Groves and I am an artist working in the South-West of England. A Graduate BFA(Hons)1st. from The School of Art, University of Manitoba, I first exhibited installation art, now, after many twists and turns I have come back to painting and drawing to explore the vibrant landscapes of Devon, England. My work is a mixture of photographic notation with studio contemplation and interpretation. My goal is to bring to my works a feeling for the variety of  forms and colours found in the living landscape around me. The transient nature of light is something which draws me no matter what the season. Within my work you will find a lot of the use of layering and revealing. I try my best to create the feeling of the eye reacting to the change of light as it moves into and through a landscape. I want to capture that shimmer you get in the corner of your eye as the sun flickers through branches, or the contrasts between darkness and light on an evening stroll.