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

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

print galleries

january | cars & trucks

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • headlines
    Headlines
    aluminum print
  • carisma
    Carisma
    aluminum print
  • car eye
    Car Eye
    aluminum prints
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014
  • one seven
    One Seven
    aluminum prints
  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • black truck
    Black Truck
    aluminum prints
  • Galapago Chevy Truck
    Galapago Truck
    aluminum print
  • Chevy Truck
    Chevy Truck
    Aluminum Print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • one seven
    One Seven
    aluminum prints
  • aspen
    Aspen
    aluminum print
  • doors
    Doors
    aluminum print
  • morning 1
    Morning
    aluminum print
  • Ripples
    Ripples
    aluminum print
  • Bristlecone
    aluminum print
  • morning
    Pavicon
    aluminum print
  • coffee
    Coffee
    aluminum print
  • douglas fir
    Douglas
    aluminum print
  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • carisma
    Carisma
    aluminum print
  • hagerman
    Hagerman
    aluminum print
  • December 22
    December 22
    aluminum print
  • Bar Aspen
    Bar Aspen
    alumninum print
  • Forest Lake 1
    aluminum print
  • bristlecone 2133
    Bristlecone 2133
    aluminum print
  • Oldentruck
    aluminum print
  • prayer 6
    Prayer 6
    aluminum print
  • headlines
    Headlines
    aluminum print
  • cassini
    Cassini
    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