I appreciate all forms of art whether decorative, non-objective or representational, but I prefer using my artistic skills to bring an awareness of the beauty that surrounds us and the environment that we take for granted. The purest and most rewarding form of painting, in my opinion, is "en plein air" as it challenges all of the skills and discipline of the artist. Each painting has a unique story and message and I strive to share that experience as eloquently and creatively as possible.
My goal is to share with others what my eyes see, my heart feels and my soul yearns to understand.
John Stuart Pryce (April 1940 – January 2022)
John’s life-long love of art solidified his educational and professional directions, from becoming an art major at the highly acclaimed H.B. Beal Tech. in London, Ontario, working and studying in Montreal, Chicago and Toronto, to a successful 35 year long career as an architectural illustrator whose renderings were used in projects around the world.
His passion for fine art transformed him into a dedicated professional who frequently divided his time between creating and teaching. Noted and revered for his loose yet eloquent technique which stems from years of experience in the disciplines of drawing, color and composition, John generously and graciously shared his artistic knowledge with others through his highly sought-after painting workshops held at inspiring locations across Canada. Through his art, having travelled extensively and resided in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, John garnered a loyal following from coast to coast and beyond. Today John Stuart Pryce is recognized as one of the foremost Canadian landscape painters whose contribution to the Canadian arts and culture and the art world in general will continue to resonate with generations of collectors and inspire artists and creatives yet to emerge. A recipient of numerous honours and awards, John was an Honorary Signature Member of International Plein Air Painters Organization Worldwide as well as the Signature Member of The Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA)