John Revill was
born on a morning in March, 1954 in the Toronto area but has lived in
the Okanagan since the age of five. During his late teens he decided
on a career as a painter and has stayed on that path ever since.
While never studying in a formal school of art, John Revill has developed
his talents through mentoring with other artists and through his own
personal studies. Painters such as Alex Colville, Salvador Dali, and
many of the Old Masters have had an effect on his technique and compositional
style, as have the art forms of Canada's West Coast Indiginous People.
Most of John Revill's work embraces the Okanagan landscape and with
his unique interpretation of trees, rocks, hills and sky he opens the
mind to an unspoiled and robust view of nature. But more than the inspiring
and sometimes playful trees, it is the colours -melding and twisting
with the forms, carrying the viewer's eyes and thoughts through the
image - that sets John's work apart. Colours that leap out from an image
telling of the calm, or the storm of a sky, the serenity of a grass-covered
hillside or the still icy freshness of a mountain lake in early winter.
Colours and structures that in many ways reflect John's own personality
and character - at times in conflict with life as in his image "Broken
Sky", and in others, at peace and full of life as in "Twilight
John continues his work at present in his home in the Okanagan Valley.
He is constantly developing and challenging his technique and style
to bring us fresh new works of art for our minds.
If you love John Revill's stunning paintings we encourage you to view
this wonderful and informative video about John Revill. The video was
created by John's nephew, Dan Revill and includes a small snippet from
our own Nel Witteman!
LINK TO PRINTS:
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JOHN REVILL Giclee paper or canvas PRINTS
(We regularly sell
and ship John's prints. Ask us if your choice
of print is available--either
on paper or canvas)