Johnny Whatley

I have been interested in art for many years and have worked with many media including drawing, tole painting, wood burning, pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor.  Most recently I have been painting in acrylic and oil.

I enjoy drawing people.  I work from photographs, especially old photographs.  In the black and white photos of children at play I can focus on the movement and activity and not be worried with color.  When I find a subject that is interesting to me, I will draw it in graphite or charcoal.  If I like what I have done then I will do it again in colored pencil, pastel or watercolor.  I enjoy the satisfaction when I finish a nice piece of art.

Art has been a way to get me through hard times in my life…Vietnam, divorce, death of my daughter.  Life is good now and I enjoy art more than ever. 

I have taken college classes in drawing and watercolor, from SAU, HSU and have gotten a lot out of reading art books and magazines, and through trial and error. 

I enjoy showing my work and hope people enjoy seeing my work.

Modern Blossoms


Fiery Sky


Red Blooms