JOHN OGILVY

My art deals with landscape and our civilization's impact on it. I realize that our subtle impacts on the land can arguably be more aesthetically interesting than the raw wilderness that preceded them. In my paintings I like to include things that I know exist in the landscape, which usually are considered unsightly in a work of art. When looking at a scene, one tends to overlook these objects. By bringing attention to them in my work, I offer the viewer, in some ways, a more realistic view of a typical scene.

The paintings are often of no specific place, but rather are synthesized from many experiences and memories. I travel a fair amount, often internationally, accumulating these ideas before painting them in my studio on Gabriola Island, B.C. Canada or in Lima, Peru. I do not foresee any sudden thematic changes in my work, but rather a continuation of the artistic progression I've been making for more than twenty years.

JOHN  OGILVY Get a room
Get a room
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
39 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Still Coming
Give'r
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
36 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Giver
Still Going
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
36 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Bridge
Bridge
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
30 x 51.5 in
JOHN  OGILVY Over Here
Over Here
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
original
44 x 44 in
JOHN  OGILVY Up Here
Up Here
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
53 x 26.5 in
JOHN  OGILVY Day Off
Day Off
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
36 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Places to Stay
Place to Stay
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
original
32 x 40 in
JOHN  OGILVY Up There
Up There
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
53 x 26.5 in
JOHN  OGILVY Valley
Valley
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
original
36 x 36 in
JOHN  OGILVY Tranquillo
Tranquillo
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
original
44 x 22 in
JOHN  OGILVY Get There
Get There
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
original
44 x 22 in
JOHN  OGILVY Road Trip
Road Trip
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
23 x 46.5 in
JOHN  OGILVY Back Home
Back Home
Oil on Canvas  
original
35.5 x 47 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Bay
Bay
Oil on Canvas  
original
35.5 x 47.25 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Brakes
Brakes
Oil on Canvas  
23 x 46.5 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Coast
Coast
Oil on Canvas  
45 x 34 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Fresh Start
Fresh Start
Oil on Canvas  
original
28 x 57 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Full Moon
Full Moon
Oil on Canvas  
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JOHN  OGILVY Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate
Oil on Canvas  
original
46 x 38 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Howe Sound
Howe Sound
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
36 x 48 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Hurry Up
Hurry Up
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
45 x 34 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Lift Ticket
Lift Ticket
Oil on Canvas  
original
38 x 46 in
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JOHN  OGILVY
Line Drive
Oil on Canvas  
original
50 x 27 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Long Weekend
Long Weekend
Oil on Canvas  
38 x 38 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Make Out
Make Out
Oil on Canvas  
47 x 47 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Power Steering
Power Steering
Oil on Canvas  
original
35.5 x 47 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Route 1
Route 1
Oil on Canvas  
original
35.5 x 47.25 in
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JOHN  OGILVY
Shiver
Oil on Canvas  
original
47.5 x 35.5 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
Oil on Canvas  
23 x 46.5 in
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JOHN  OGILVY Village
Village
Oil on Canvas  
original
44 x 44 in
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