This Week's Featured Artist
December - 2017
John is a well-known American impressionistic born in Trenton, NJ and a New Hope, PA Bucks County resident for many years before moving his family to a beautiful farmette located in Stewartsville, in Warren County, NJ. He has been a professional artist and writer since 1960 selling his work to major consumer and business publications after graduating from the School Of Industrial Arts in Trenton, NJ where he studied under painters Ben Elliott, John Slavak and Elizabeth Ruggles. He also spent over thirty years in the corporate world as an advertising executive and creative director for several Fortune 50 companies and a New York advertising agency and
continues to study under the direction of nationally known Bucks County landscape painter Robert Seufert. Next spring, he will study with internationally known painter Jeremy Lipking at the California Art Institute.
Stinger specializes in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey landscapes, river and snow scenes painting in oils, and sometimes in acrylics, on location. He has also traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe always looking for those special places to paint. Most recently he spent a week painting in the beautiful countryside outside of Manchester, VT.
Professionally, he is a member of The Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, The New Jersey Society of Plein Air Artists, The American Artists Professional League, The Allied Artists of America and the Warren County Arts Association. Last year, he was interviewed by Tempo, a PBS Channel 39 television program that featured his association with Lafayette College and their Community Outreach Art Program.