John Boak

paint

Oil paint just feels good. It is in no hurry. Oil lingers. It remembers the moment. The daily changes of slow drying oil suggest new pathways while closing off others. Oil honors commitment and rewards us with depth of feeling.

digital

Bits are agile. Digital painting frees development of the idea. Layers, color shifts, undoing, brushes, smudges, erasers, layer interactions: all serve the speedy feedback loops of learning. I like low-friction image evolution. Can I surprise me?

process

My tools let me be a hunter gatherer of the daily image. I walk & I curate the world. My images are icons of the moment. Whispers of feeling. Lines with logic. Jewels of the earth. The now is quick. It makes digital seem slow and painting glacial. I am grateful for eyes, hands & tools.

808Projects Show
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver
March 2019

 

oil paintings

  • snowboarder
    Half Pipe 1
    oil on canvas | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • York Street
    Oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2016
  • West 46th Street #2
    West 46th Street #2
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2016
  • 46the Street
    West 46th St.
    Oil on panel | 42"x60"| 2015
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014
  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018

print galleries

june | orange

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • blizzard
    Blizzard
    aluminum print
  • Stare digital painting
    Stare
    Aluminum Print
  • Comb Ridge 191
    aluminum prints
  • Davita Terrace
    Davita
    Aluminum Print | Etsy Boakart
  • forest lakes stream
    Forest Lake Stream
    aluminum print
  • Grand Gulch Wall
    aluminum prints
  • Oak leaves
    Oak
    Aluminum prints
  • Comb Ridge 146
    aluminum prints
  • Utah Wall
    aluminum print
  • Bar Aspen
    Bar Aspen
    alumninum print
  • wood at crystal lake
    Stump, Crystal Lake
    aluminum print
  • snowboarder 1157
    Snowboarder 1157
    aluminum prints
  • Hamilton Steel
    Working on the Hamilton
    aluminum print
  • lake dorothy stream
    Stream Jewels
    aluminum prints
  • wood at Bodie
    Ghost Town Planks
    aluminum print
  • water in grand gulch
    Water on Slick Rock
    aluminum prints
  • Comb Ridge 0155
    aluminum prints
  • Galena Tundra
    Aluminum Print | Etsy Boakart
  • branch line
    Branch Line
    aluminum prints
  • hagerman
    Hagerman
    aluminum print
  • Varnish & Trees
    aluminum prints
  • Comb Ridge 0188
    aluminum prints
  • dead wood
    Wilderness Wood 4393
    aluminum prints
  • grass at mono lake
    Morning Mono Lake
    aluminum print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • horyuji railing
    Horyuji Railing
    aluminum prints
  • evegenia medvedeva
    Skater 1184
    aluminum prints
  • Hoodie
    Hoodie
    aluminum prints
  • sprague hall
    Sprague Hall
  • Roxborough
    Roxborough
    aluminum prints
  • Head Light 6
    aluminum prints
  • ferrari
    Ferrari
    aluminum prints
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • old wood
    Old Wood
    aluminum prints
  • December 1
    December 1
    aluminum prints
  • todaiji bhudda
    Todaiji Bhudda
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Three
    aluminum print
  • Night Light
    Aluminum prints
  • idaho
    Idaho 0533
    aluminum prints
  • November 7
    aluminum prints
  • gra
    Grass Curls 1
    aluminum prints
  • blizzard
    Blizzard
    aluminum print
  • December 25
    Aluminum prints
  • Sun Jewels
    aluminum prints
 

commissions

commissions & public art

  • cobank waterleaf grandgulch
    CoBank
    CoBank | Aluminum Prints
  • Maring Stairwell
    Stairwell Aluminum Prints
  • elmoro rest area colorado
    El Moro Rest Area, Colorado
    aluminum, bronze, steel, glass, slate glyphs in architecture
  • Yamoransa ICTC glyphs
    Yamoransa ICTC Library
    Acrylic mural
  • kenkey ladies and volunteers
    Yamoransa ICTC Home Ec
    acrylic mural
  • St. Joseph Hospital
    St. Joseph Hospital
    oil on panel
  • Lavoir
    Oil on Birch Ply, 47"x53"
  • Palace
    Palace
    Palace Oil on Birch Ply 47"x47" January 2010