Salem Arts Association is proud to present a special solo exhibition by Salem artist John Wathne. Wathne's works interpret a wide variety of subjects featuring on urban and rural landscapes. These works capture the viewer with fantastic depth and illumination.
About John Wathne:
I am a self-taught artist who has painted for most of my life, having developed my skills through trial-and-error, and techniques through experimentation.
Always fascinated by the visual world around me, I have the opportunity to travel quite a bit throughout New England and the northeastern US. With my “day job” being a structural preservation engineer, I tend to see the world around me as an intricate 3-dimensional maze of shapes and colors that meld themselves into fascinating, geometric land- or city-scapes. I photographically document what inspires me and attempt to portray it in 2-d on canvas, often subtly re-arranging the scenery in order to best express what it is about it that moves me.
I live near the ocean in Salem, MA with my wife, Deborah Greel, in a small Victorian home filled with artwork, books, model trains, our ratty little dog, lots of love and no television.
Visit johnwathne.art for additional artist information.
Special Closing Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023, 6:00-8:00PM
Our artist, John Whatne, has generously offered to donate proceeds from sales during the closing reception to Salem Arts Association as a unique fundraising event.
This Closing Reception will feature original music by Christine Baze
Exhibition Dates: August 5-September 9, 2023
Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.