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Growing up in Chippewa Falls, artist John McFaul had frequent access to the beauty of both the Wisconsin and the Canadian north woods. From these sources, he drew inspiration that has ignited into a lifelong passion for the natural world. Research trips have since taken John throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and East Africa.
Mr. McFaul divides his time between studios in Cincinnati and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Cincinnati is a small major league city with one of the nation's best zoos as well a thriving cultural/arts scene. "Its' great to go to C.A.C. (Contemporary Arts Center) openings and get a totally different perspective from all the realism I'm usually surrounded by".
The Michigan studio is situated in a small town on the western edge of the 953,000-acre Ottawa National Forest. This forest is home to black bear, fisher, wolves, white tailed deer and the occasional moose. The Porcupine Mts,. Lake Superior's Apostle Islands, and Chequamegon National Forest (which just happens to have an elk herd) are all nearby. This combination offers endless reference for new works, in short "Its' a wildlife artist's paradise, if only I had greater discipline, I would stay inside and get more painting done!"
Featured Artist, 2005 Bald Eagle Days Wildlife Art Show Rock Island IL.
Listed Manchester "Who's Who" 2004
"People's Choice" Award (overall) 2002 Rough Rider International Art Show, Williston, N.D.
"Featured Artist" 2000 Atwood Lake Wildlife Art Show, Atwood Lake, Ohio
"People's Choice" Award (overall) 1999 National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration, Nature and Wildlife Art Show, Carterville, IL.
First Place, Master Category 1998 Flat Art, Northeast Wildlife Art Show, Stowe, Vermont.
Featured Artist 1998 National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration, Nature and Wildlife Art Show, Carterville, IL.
John's work can be found in 750+ galleries and specialty shops nationwide. His original works hang in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe
A sampling of the many publications John has been featured in: Art Business News, Art Trends, Cincinnati Enquirer, Earth News, Inform Art, Minneapolis Star & Tribune, Sporting Classics, U.S. Art.