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.

oil paintings

  • York Street
    Oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2016
  • West 46th Street #2
    West 46th Street #2
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2015
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014
  • 46the Street
    West 46th St.
    Oil on panel | 42"x60"| 2015

print galleries

november | biome

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Arapahoe Lake Grass
    Arapahoe Grass
    Aluminum Print | Etsy Boakart
  • snow and lichens
    Gold Hill
    aluminum print
  • Wood Browns Pass
    Fallen Tree
    Aluminum print
  • Red Grass Green Pines
    Red Grass
    Aluminum Print | Etsy Boakart
  • Marco Leaf
    Aluminum Print
  • stump at mammoth mountain
    Mammoth Stump
    aluminum print
  • Clematis
    Clematis
    Aluminum Print | Etsy Boakart
  • Bridge at Muro-ji
    aluminum print
  • forest floor silver lake
    Forest Floor, Silver Lake
    aluminum print
  • douglas fir
    Douglas
    aluminum print
  • grass at mono lake
    Morning Mono Lake
    aluminum print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • doors
    Doors
    aluminum print
  • Stare digital painting
    Stare
    Aluminum Print
  • Bristlecone
    aluminum print
  • cassini
    Cassini
    aluminum print
  • aspen
    Aspen
    aluminum print
  • hagerman
    Hagerman
    aluminum print
  • carisma
    Carisma
    aluminum print
  • douglas fir
    Douglas
    aluminum print
  • morning 1
    Morning
    aluminum print
  • Oldentruck
    aluminum print
  • prayer 6
    Prayer 6
    aluminum print
  • Forest Lake 1
    aluminum print
  • coffee
    Coffee
    aluminum print
  • morning
    Pavicon
    aluminum print
  • Osaka Window 1
    Osaka Window 1
  • alley plates
    Alley Plates
    Aluminum Print
  • headlines
    Headlines
    aluminum print
  • tundra 3696
    Tundra 3696
    Aluminum Print
  • leaf mystery
    Leaf Mystery
    Aluminum Print
 

commissions

commissions & public art

  • 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