John Wathne Art

John Wathne

A Salem resident, self-taught artist, and engineer, John has painted most of his life, developing his skills through trial-and-error and techniques through experimentation. Always fascinated by the visual world, John has traveled extensively throughout New England and the northeastern United States. A structural preservation engineer by training, he tends to see the world around him as an intricate 3-dimensional maze of shapes and colors that meld themselves into fascinating, geometric land- or cityscapes. John photographs various locations and scenes that inspire him, and then attempts to portray it in 2-d on canvas. In his paintings, John often subtly re-arranges the scenery in order to best express what it is about it that moves him.