Currently exploring the light and color in nature with landscape painting from my own photos and also paintings of architecture and urban streets.

The universe is mostly empty of matter, yet full of energy. I think that the human condition is an attempt to make sense and out of the emptiness. The failure to do so results in a mystery and beauty that is both poetic and spiritual. I try to depict the fullness and depth of this “empty” space with rich textures, vibrant movement and flowing color in paint.

Stark, bold, surreal landscapes of southwestern U.S. influence my work. I use the elements of nature without form that is constantly changing and evolving to express my emotions without the boundaries of form except as an iconic element. I capture the essence of these landscapes and use the textures, color and fluidity to express my emotions.

My non-objective art is the attempt at creating a new moment in time while also knowing that my past thoughts and experiences influence the way I depict reality, energy and emotions.

John Fish is a graduate of Arizona State University where he majored in commercial art and minored in psychology. He studied creative writing and counseling at Los Angeles City College and art at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has designed numerous books and dust jackets including “God in the Midst of the City” for Johnny Appleseed Publishing. Fish has worked as Art Director and Graphic Designer for publishing firms and newspapers in New York City and Los Angeles. He is a painter and writer. His art has been used to illustrate theater posters, game boxes, apparel, greeting cards, magazines and history books. John lives in Hollywood, California with two Siamese cats, Bella and Mochi.

Recent and current shows: Lansdale Station Gallery, 1509 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960 (415) 723-8275; CafeMode, Shojin, 333 S. Alameda #310, Los Angeles, CA 90013; Open Call L.A. 2009, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdale Park, Los Angeles; Groundworks Cafe, 108 West 2nd St.,.Los Angeles, Ca at 2nd Street and Main in Downtown L.A. Gallery Row. (213) 620-9668; Open Call L.A. 2011, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, July 24-September 25, 2011, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, (323) 644-6269
Preview “The Light at the Center of the Tunnel” a book of writing and art at

  • Age: 70
  • Joined: May 2008


thanks for the feature

thanks very much for the feature of the painting “Trail in Snow” in the Landscape painting group. I am honored to have this snow scene selected. /
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The Wind is Away

Sound claps its hairy hands in the effort to shoo away the cloudy daydreams of a late sleeper. Sunlight shifts in delicate angles and slices the room into layers. A whisper echoes across rooftops and floods over the shelves of crystal cliffs that line the valley below. I wonder if it is the sound of traffic, singing, or wind. When the wind goes away it always leaves behind a ghost of its music an…
Posted almost 8 years – 9 comments


Thanks so much for the feature at the Healing Through Art Group. It’s an honor.
Posted almost 9 years – 12 comments

art and poetry book just published

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