John Cogan Fine Artwww.ArtPal.com/karencogan
John Cogan captures the beauty of creation on canvas, painting the landscapes and wildlife of the American West in a unique style that has become known throughout New Mexico and the Southwest. He works in acrylic, focusing on color and the effects of light.
John studied physics during his college years, earning a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in experimental physics from Rice University. He worked briefly in the corporate world as a geophysicist. Yet, as much as he enjoyed the world of science and math, he loved painting even more. In 1982 he left his job to pursue art full time.
The Grand Canyon has been one of John’s favorite subjects and he has painted it hundreds of times in all seasons and weather over the last thirty years. Participating in the Grand Canyon Association’s Plein Air on the Rim in 2009 as well as the Modern Masters show at Kolb Studio were honors that he does not take lightly. He was again honored to participate in the 2010 show, as well as the Zion National Park’s “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” plein air invitational in November of 2010.
Among John’s public works is a 60 by 48-inch painting commissioned by San Juan College, AFTERNOON AT ECHO AMPHITHEATER for the Henderson Fine Arts Building. John also has paintings in the in the permanent collections of Citizens Bank, Conoco Phillips, McGraw Hill and Raymond James Financial.
See more of John's work at www.johncogan.com