John White

John White is an award-winning artist born and raised in Southern California. He has been drawing and painting his entire life and studied graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.  After college, John went to work for a number of design and advertising firms in Los Angeles before opening his own creative agency in 1989, winning numerous awards for his work as well as inclusion in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.   

John retired in 2005 to start a new chapter in his life. Today he spends his time painting, both studio and plein air, and heading up the advertising program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

John participates in plein air competitions all over the western states and participates in various shows put on by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, California Art Club and Crystal Cove Alliance throughout the year.

He has been written up in several publications, including Southwest Art Magazine, a nationally recognized art publication.

He donates his work to philanthropic organizations such as the Pathways to Independence Auction, Long Beach Museum of Art’s biennial auction, and the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, to name a few.

John is a member of several painting organizations including, Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association, National Acrylic Painter’s Association and the California Art Club.

John resides in Long Beach, CA with his wife, that is when they are not traveling to art shows or visiting their two grown daughters, usually with his pochade box and canvases in tow.




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