John Brandon Sills works in a manner that derives its technical inspiration from the Old Masters and its stylistic appearance from Barbizon and Impressionist painting. Being a classically trained artist, John uses a mastery of drawing to infuse his work with a sense of spontaneity and life.
Though he is accomplished in all types of painting, John has chosen landscape as his primary means of expression. John paints nature in all its forms, emphasizing those aspects that create an awareness of man’s relationship to the environment. Toward this end, his landscapes exhibit the sensitivity that urges the viewer to appreciate the spiritual aspects of the land and actively participate in its protection.
“In my plein air work I try to capture the essence of an experience hoping to express the vitality of nature in brushstroke and color. My studio pieces are more subdued reflecting the introspective aspect of creating in solitude.”
This dichotomy gives John’s work a balance that demonstrates the multiple facets of the creative personality.