I have a gift which lets me express my ideas, visions, and surroundings, in a visually unique way. My ultimate dream is to find balance in my life, work and adventures outside of the studio. My future plans will focus on this vision, along with the people who would like to see my dream become a reality.
John Gholson has been surrounded by art his entire life. With a mother as an artist he was encouraged to draw and paint at a very young age. He submitted his first painting for exhibit at age 6 and since then he has been acclaimed as a talented young artist whose style is to incorporate a broad array of bright colors into his paintings.
John was recognized at age 15 with his work making the cover of a Georgia Agricultural magazine. That same year he was featured in the Oconee Enterprise as a Rising Star¯ for his pen and ink drawings depicting historical places in Oconee County. John was chosen as a high school sophomore to create a painting of the Eagle Tavern, located in Watkinsville, Georgia. A print was made to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of the Fall Festival. After attending the Governor's Honors program in art in 1999 John graduated with Honors from Oconee County High School as the class of 2000.
Having exhibited at the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009 Lyndon House juried exhibition, as well as the 2002, 2004, and 2008 Southworks juried exhibition, John is becoming recognized by his distinct style.
Some of his collectors include C.L. Morehead Jr., Bermuda Run of Hawaii, Northeast Ga. Cancer Care, St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. William Allen, Southeastern Color Lithographers, Wilson's Soul Food, Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Coach and Mrs. Mark Richt.
Capturing the power and action of the human body in motion has always appealed to me. The things I specifically try to recreate in my sports paintings are speed, force, and energy.
Originally purely a realistic artist, I hated abstract art, until I saw someone produce abstract works. The thing that I like about abstract work is that there is no set idea of what the finished piece will look like - it evolves over time.
Combining abstract and realistic qualities is what I strive for when I paint. I want the finished product to look fresh, fast, colorful, and even tasty to your eyes.
If there is a painting that you like contact me or call my cell number 706-296-1025