Christmas is just around the corner. John painted his first Santa when he was in his teens. I grew up hoping the Santa would be mine but my Dad gave it to my sister who had children. When I mentioned I wanted a Santa painting my Dad painted a series of Santas. Only recently I found his sketchbook with the drawings and the statement "How does Santa look to a 5 year old?" See his sketches below. The Santas paintings are for sale.
John participated in the 2017 Open Studios Tours, donating a painting to the Atascadero Christian Home for a raffle to raise money for a new van. Kay Eichert was the lucky recipient.
Wild Vineyard was accepted into the Watercolor West 49th International Juried Exhibition He was awarded the Combined Merchandise Award I. The show runs Oct. 14-Dec. 17, 2017 City of Brea Art Gallery 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA
John giving a demonstration at the Atascadero Christian Home August 2016
Jan 2017. Though John is not feeling well he continues to paint as often as possible. Below is a work of art in progress as he painted at his easel in his room.
website updated 11/18/2017 by Barbara Barnard Proctor
To contact John Barnard write to:
8455 Santa Rosa Rd
Atascadero, California 93422
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