We are thrilled to welcome back local artist, John Wilson, to our latest Art at Argo’s exhibit. The exhibition. “Seaside Holiday”, begins September 27 and will remain on display in our Arlington showroom through January 15. John’s work was last shown at Argo & Lehne in 2017, where we came very close to a sold out show. His impressionistic paintings are ever so popular with our customers and staff. In this exhibit, he shares many paintings captured from his seaside holidays on the Cape.
About John Wilson
John was born in Big Stone Gap, a small coal mining town in Southwest Virginia. He received his doctorate in cancer epidemiology from Roswell Park Cancer Center and the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. His professional career has taken him from New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee and finally to Ohio, where he worked at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
John’s love and appreciation of drawing and painting began at a very young age, ultimately receiving his bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University. His world of art collided with science and medicine when he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 26. As a cancer survivor, he focused his art training on medical illustration. While attending graduate school and working in the department of medical illustration at Roswell Park Cancer Center, he was introduced to the field of epidemiology. From that point forward he dedicated himself to applying the science of epidemiology to helping individuals diagnosed with cancer.
His career has taken him many places but one place, Cape Cod, has always held a special meaning for him. For more than 40 years, he and his family have spent summers in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. Much of his painting inspiration for his current exhibition at A&L, “Seaside Holiday” comes from time spent exploring the Cape.
A busy career left little time for painting, but in the past few years his artistic roots were renewed and revitalized by studying with the nationally renowned artist Michael McEwan. It is through Michael’s mastery and knowledge of painting, particularly landscape painting, that John is now painting full-time.
See John’s Work at Argo & Lehne
John’s paintings are all acrylic on canvas and are complemented with beautiful gold frames. Visit our website to view his current collection or stop in to our showroom to see his work up close! Watch our video for a preview tour of “Seaside Holiday”.
Watch our video for a preview tour of “Seaside Holiday”.
Meet & Greet
To meet John in person and preview his gorgeous art join us for his opening reception, Saturday, October 16th, from 3-5 pm. “Seaside Holiday” will be on display through January 15.