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

june | blue

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • branch line
    Branch Line
    aluminum prints
  • Forest Lake 1
    aluminum print
  • leaf mystery
    Leaf Mystery
    Aluminum Print
  • December 22
    December 22
    aluminum print
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • Bristlecone
    aluminum print
  • snowboarder-1151
    Snowboarder 1151
    aluminum prints
  • Snow on the Divide
    aluminum print
  • snow branches
    Snow Branches
    aluminum prints
  • football
    Football 1045
    aluminum prints
  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • Bar Aspen
    Bar Aspen
    alumninum print
  • morning 1
    Morning
    aluminum print
  • skater 1186
    Skater 1186
    aluminum prints
  • alley plates
    Alley Plates
    Aluminum Print
  • cassini
    Cassini
    aluminum print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Hoodie
    Hoodie
    aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • ferrari
    Ferrari
    aluminum prints
  • todaiji bhudda
    Todaiji Bhudda
    aluminum prints
  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • gra
    Grass Curls 1
    aluminum prints
  • Bristlecone
    aluminum print
  • horyuji railing
    Horyuji Railing
    aluminum prints
  • cassini
    Cassini
    aluminum print
  • December 22
    December 22
    aluminum print
  • bristlecone 2133
    Bristlecone 2133
    aluminum print
  • Bar Aspen
    Bar Aspen
    alumninum print
  • evegenia medvedeva
    Skater 1184
    aluminum prints
  • old wood
    Old Wood
    aluminum prints
  • Ripples
    Ripples
    aluminum print
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • Roxborough
    Roxborough
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Curl
    Grass Curl 3709
    aluminum prints
  • one seven
    One Seven
    aluminum prints
  • Night Light
    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