John Earl Entrekin
My art reflects the moving elements of life that elicits intense emotional reactions. The emotions inspire the colors I use, and the blending of the colors represent my unconscious thought. Whether it is my swirling style, startk realism in landscapes and still lifes or the reflected beauty of a portrait, my work is how I bring from within me contentment.
When I paint I only paint, my mind is in the painting and the rest of the world disappears. I am in my favorite place.
I was originally from upstate New York. I have lived all over the USA as well as other countries. Always interested in painting and never far from an easel, my professional career started as a graphic artist in NYC but eventually I moved to a career in fine arts.
I have worked in almost every medium there is and enjoy each for a different reason. Most of my own work now is in oils. At various times in my life I have taught either through art organizations or in my studio.
Take the time to wander through the different galleries to see the work and read over the other material to learn more about my work and me. You can purchase paintings and prints online through the secure shopping system.
I have been teaching adult art classes for over 40 years. At the beginning of the pandemic I added On Line Art Classes using the Zoom platform. To learn more about these classes go to my CLASSES page.
Below are some of the locations my work has been displayed or now resides.
Exhibitions (*Solo Shows)
* Studio 1000, Columbus, Ohio
Soho Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
* Shremshock Gallery, Columbus Ohio
* Alex Minturn Gallery, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio
* Columbus Alive, Columbus Ohio
Munson Williams Art Institute, Utica, New York
Fynmore Gallery, Boonville, New York
Adirondack Artists Exhibit, Old Forge, New York
* Dodge Pratt Art Institute, Boonville, New York
Riverbank Gallery Alexandria Bay, New York
North Country Artists Guild, Watertown, New York
Selection of public and private collections
Franklin County Children's Services, Columbus, OH
Mr. and Mrs. Michael BlankenBecler, Columbus, OH
Dodge Pratt Northern Institute, Boonville, NY
Cooperstown Museum of Art, Cooperstown, NY
Wendy's, Granville, OH
Mr. Richard York, NYC, NY
Dr. Stanley Bodner, Nashville, TN
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Blum, Granville, OH
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griesse, Granville, OH
Mr. and Mrs. Ken West, Newark, OH
Mrs. Jeane Barnard, Chicago, IL
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lord, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Ed Schnabl, Flagler Beach, FL
Mr. and Mrs. William Levine, Brooklyn, NY