John is a keen painter of landscape and has found the Mornington Peninsula a rich source over many years. He contributes to shows in the area, and has work in private collections in Victoria, UK and Denmark. John has exhibited at 69 Smith Street Gallery in Melbourne, Bankart Gallery, Lancefield, Red Hill Art, Somers Art Fair and Coolart Homestead, Somers. He is also an enthusiastic photographer.
Some of John's work is also viewable at www.johnbest.com.au
John trained as a graphic designer at the RMIT specialising in illustration and has worked in publication design for scientific and technical organisations.
Examples of John’s work can be viewed at his website: www.johnbest.com.au
My interest is in depicting landscape with which I’m familiar – usually the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I usually work by collecting a range of images on camera, later making a selection on which to base paintings in oil on canvas or board. I look for opportunities to translate the complexity of the undulating Peninsula landscape with its eucalypt and pine trees into broad forms and masses.