Evening Companions (framed) by John Weiss
Weiss collectors will immediately recognize the well-worn hat on the rocker —it’s the property of John’s elderly neighbor Grady, who’s been the subject of a series of portraits both informal and poignant. (Included are “Old Friends” and “Forever Friends,” both Sold Out at Publisher.) Framing the scene within a garden shed door and casting the warm glow of lantern light, John masterfully conveys a moment of comfort and peace.
“I enjoy painting things people can relate to,” John Weiss says, “perhaps because I can relate to them myself. They’re familiar things, part of an everyday life we can understand and enjoy.” Weiss developed this appreciation during his childhood in Akron, Ohio. His father was a draftsman to whom John credits his disciplined approach to art. He drew throughout his childhood and developed his skill in high school art classes. On a trip to Maine, he saw an exhibit of Andrew Wyeth’s work, which inspired him to pursue art while attending Kent State University. Weiss left college after two years to go into the landscape business, but he returned to full-time painting within four years.
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