I have been drawing since infancy but it was not until my sophomore year in high school that my Dad (an excellent watercolorist) enrolled us both in a Saturday morning oil painting class in Newport, Rhode Island. I was the only kid. It didn’t take me long to realize that this was something I could do. Mixing colors was easy for me, and the effects I found you could get with a brush and pallet knife were like magic. Not that I turned out any masterpieces or really any saleable stuff. But I loved painting from the very beginning, and I have been at it ever since. In this section, are some of the better products I generated during the summers I was in college and law school. I sold a fair number of paintings at shows in Virginia Beach and Norfolk in this era, but I do not have photographs of any of those works. What you see here are some of the ones we kept in the family.
– John Haines