John Dynkowski is the other new artist to join the Whitewater Circle of Artists group in Whitewater. He began his love for painting and drawing as a child. His favorite thing to do was drawing with colored pencils on butcher paper and painting by numbers with Venus Paradise paint sets. He also enjoyed art throughout grammar school. John took summer art classes in his early teens at the Art Institute in Chicago where he first learned to paint with watercolors.
After a few elective art classes in college in painting, drawing and pottery, there was a long hiatus until retirement where he re-kindled his painting with watercolor at the Whitewater Senior center in 2013. Since then, he was participated in regular classes with Karolyn Alexander where he continued to develop his painting and drawing skills. John has participated in the Wisconsin Regional Artist Program (WRAP) and has exhibited his work at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center where he was won one of the People’s Choice Award on three occasions.
He has a loose style of painting and focuses on landscape painting which falls into his theme of solitude. John hopes people can “hop” into his paintings and escape their worries when need be. Many of his pieces are sourced from his travels.
John is a native of Chicago. He and his wife Nancy raised their two children Beth Ann and Michael in Naperville, Illinois. He currently lives in Whitewater. He especially thanks Karolyn Alexander for all she has taught him in watercolor and abstract collage as well as Louise and Jim Fuerstenberg for all their help in matting and framing his work.
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