JOHN OGILVY

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 Up Early
Get Up Early
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
46.5 x 23 in
JOHN  OGILVY Getting Somewhere
Getting Somewhere
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
46.5 x 23 in
JOHN  OGILVY Just Passing Through
Just Passing Through
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
26.5 x 41 in
JOHN  OGILVY Middle Of Nowhere
Middle Of Nowhere
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
56.5 x 23 in
JOHN  OGILVY On The Way
On The Way
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
30 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Bridge
Bridge
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
30 x 51.5 in
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