John Iwerks

Title: Santa Ynez River

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A striving for composition, color, a “story” or “statement” often influences the subjects that I choose to paint. The lay of the land, its under-the-surface geology, adds to my understanding of the surface gesture and appearance of vegetation patterns and flow of the landscape.

Winds, seasons, textures, the flight of birds, balance, imbalance, gravity, drainage, the ebb and flow of tides and shorelines, interconnected-ness of all things. The slow but constant shifting of the Earth’s crustal plates. These all interest and fascinate me, and I think of these things as I paint and sketch.

John Iwerks has long been involved in interesting projects that involve Natural History. He has worked in Exhibits Design and Mural painting for many organizations.