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 lifeā€¦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.