John Klein is an Australian artist based in Sydney. With a background in film and television, arts management and marketing, John has been engaged in creative pursuits for his entire career. Although he didn’t start to exhibit his work until 2012, he has always been passionate about painting. John regularly employs the use of strong colour and draws inspiration largely from nature with birds, animals and flowers featuring heavily in his work.
John works from a home studio that he built in his attic. A quirky, light-filled space with lovely tree-top views – a great place to spend time creating art. He favours painting in acrylic, because of the quick drying time, vibrant colours as well as the textural quality.
John regularly stages solo exhibitions, participates in group shows and has been a finalist in the Mosman, Hornsby, Lane Cove and Northbridge Art prizes to name a few. He was a semi-finalist in the highly competitive Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2017. His paintings are held in private collections in Italy, France, Germany, USA, United Kingdom and throughout Australia.
John has completed numerous commissions and enjoys collaborating with clients to bring their vision to life. He also licences his work and welcomes enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kennedy Art Prize
John was recently selected as a finalist in the Kennedy Prize. This prize is based and exhibited in Adelaide but open to Australian artists nationwide and is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate beauty. John’s model for this work is Ashlee Taylor who John says is beautiful both inside and out.