St Petersburg Russia framed print by John West. Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
Catherine’s Palace, a Baroque 18th-century palace with large grounds where Russian royal family spent their summers. I sold the original painting... more
Catherine’s Palace, a Baroque 18th-century palace with large grounds where Russian royal family spent their summers. I sold the original painting to a man who said his wife wanted to go there, hoping this would work as a substitute. Knowing who wins all these domestic arguments, I doubt it.
About John West
I am a self taught artist and have worked in oil, acrylic, India ink, charcoal, and watercolor in a wide range of styles and subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, still life, and portraits. I think that watercolor is the most challenging and interesting.
While there is an endless amount of knowledge and documentation about what makes some art truly exceptional, what makes a painting interesting for me is usually surprisingly simple; how the artist captures the illusive and subtle effects of light. I am continuing to learn the wonderful tricks light can play splashing around on different subjects and I am enjoying the exploratory process more with each attempt.
Each painting is an experiment, an attempt to discover...