John Shultz Artworks

JOHN SHULTZ 

After a decade of photographing people. I started to study the work of Andy Warhol's photo silkscreens and taught myself this process and offered it to photography clients as an alternative to the traditional photographic portrait.

The photo silkscreen process involved silkscreen ink and a high contrast black and white version of the subject's face screened (through silk) onto the pre-painted paper on canvas.

The idea was a success and I did many silkscreens during an eight year period of time. The process afforded me with the opportunity to mix paint, formulate and blend colors. It essentially taught me a strong foundation for painting and I gradually steered myself away from the photo silkscreen process and began to paint pictures that involved no human faces or people whatsoever. My medium was the silkscreen ink and later I went to soft pastels and finally, oil paint.

I'm infatuated with colors and how they combine with one another. I'm in love with nature and draw my colors from natural surroundings. I enjoy an unrealistic rendering of my surroundings. I also like to paint pure abstracts, nudes, and cityscapes. I want to be reminded of what nature has given me when I look at my paintings; a sense of peace, tranquility, and awe.

Exhibitions

Feb 2020 - Mar 2020

Ann Arbor, MI

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Dexter, MI

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

Ann Arbor, MI

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011

Ann Arbor, MI

Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

Ann Arbor, MI

Aug 2008 - Feb 2009

Ann Arbor, MI

2001 - Present

Ann Arbor, MI

June 2005

Ann Arbor, MI

2001 - 2004

Ann Arbor, MI

May 2002

Omena, MI

December 2002

Ann Arbor, MI

March 2000

Ann Arbor, MI

Group show at the Washington Street Gallery


One man show at the Dexter Public Library


One man show at The Power Center for Performing Arts


One man show at the lobby of AnnArbor.com


Group show at Pierre Paul Art Gallery


Part of a group show the Washington Street Gallery


Part of a group show at the Ann Arbor Art Center


One man show at Cafe Zola


Part of a group show at The Tamarack Gallery


One man show at the John Cain Gallery


One man show at The Power Center for Performing Arts


Part of a show at the Luminosity Gallery

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