John R Gatenby
John R. Gatenby is active/lives in New Zealand. John Gatenby is known for realist acrylic painting, mountains and rural scene.
Biography John R. Gatenby
"I record what I find as well as I can, but a painting is not mere depiction of a scene, it must also convey the ambience. I love to paint the West Coast, the Southern Alps and Central Otago; places that feel untouched. You sit in deep valleys, awed by huge mountains, inspired by their magnificence. It is these feelings I want to share through my work.Everything has to be scaled down without losing the sensation of grandeur."
John (of Moteuka) has been a painter for most of his life pursuing his passion full time for the last 16 years. Over that period he has developed a unique style using high grade acrylics allowing him to capture rich landscape colours.
"John Gatenby produces landscape paintings that successfully integrate
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