“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

John Ogilvy’s CV

John Ogilvy Driveway Painting

Driveway, 2012
Oil on canvas, 40″ x 50″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Bay Painting

Bay, 2012
Oil on canvas, 35″ x 47″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Lift Ticket

Lift Ticket, 2012
Oil on canvas, 38″ x 46″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Route 1 Painting

Route 1, 2012
Oil on canvas, 35″ x 47″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Home Painting

Home, 2012
Oil on canvas, 35″ x 47″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Hot Chocolate Painting

Hot Chocolate, 2012
Oil on canvas, 46″ x 38″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Shiver

Shiver, 2012
Oil on canvas, 47″ x 35″
Available in Vancouver


John Ogilvy Back Home Painting

Back Home, 2012
Oil on canvas, 47″ x 35″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Power Steering Painting

Power Steering, 2012
Oil on canvas, 47″ x 35″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Anaconda Painting

Anaconda, 2012
Oil on canvas, 50″ x 27″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Line Drive Painting

Line Drive, 2012
Oil on canvas, 50″ x 27″
Available in Vancouver

 

John Ogilvy Night Out Painting

Night Out, 2012
Oil on canvas, 35″ x 47″
SOLD

 

John Ogilvy Christmas Shopping Painting

Christmas Shopping, 2012
Oil on canvas, 35″ x 47″
SOLD

 

John Ogilvy Splash Painting

Splash, 2012
Oil on canvas, 28″ x 66″
SOLD

 

John Ogilvy Look Painting

Look, 2012
Oil on canvas, 47″ x 59″
SOLD

 

 

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