john boak

I live in Denver and Leadville Colorado. My primary media are oil paint, photography and digital painting.
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photos & digital

It is liberating to have a variety of digital cameras and tools. Some of them are in my pocket most of the time. I am drawn to lines, forms and colors constantly. I draw and paint with my cameras.

oil painting

The visual phenomena, large and small, that I discover in my photos and digital paintings evolve in my oil paintings. Everything gets translated into new manipulations of oil paint, which is for me the ultimate analog medium.



I was born in the Berkshires.
Always drew.
I first visited MOMA in my teens.
Later, I worked in their mailroom.
I have painted ever since.


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