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 Head Up
Head Up
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
55 x 28 in
JOHN  OGILVY Upper Levels
Upper Levels
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
36 x 48 in
JOHN  OGILVY Bad Memories
Bad Memories
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
34 x 54 in
JOHN  OGILVY Bridge
Bridge
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
30 x 51.5 in
JOHN  OGILVY Flight
Flight
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
40 x 50 in
JOHN  OGILVY In Transit
In Transit
Oil on Gallery Canvas  
Original
28 x 57 in
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