“The Brush found my fingertips before I can remember anything else. Every time I paint, I am discovering a new part of me, an extension of myself which I can share with the world.”
Contemporary Fine Artist John Galan resides in Ventura County California. His work focuses on the inextricable connection between humankind and nature. Characteristics include: vibrant, high chroma hues influenced by the artist’s Mexican heritage. Galan’s paintings are highly symbolic, depicting personal memories and ideas including many underlying themes and motifs influenced by geographical location, seasons, weather, personality and culture.
These paintings strive to tap into the psychological aspects of the mind hoping to trigger the subconscious. This connectivity in turn, relates to the idea of “collective consciousness” we share as a species. Some ways in which my art depicts this, is by portraying personal life experiences. Whether I’m conveying emotion through color or depicting the human form, painting simply expresses the essence of who I am.