John McAllister’s Captivating Landscape and Still Life Paintings Are Full of Vibrant Colors

While some painters tend to capture the world that surrounds them on canvas in the way most people see it, others, like American artist John McAllister, capture it in the way they see it.

Influenced by French Masters like Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, McAllister creates captivating landscape and still life paintings that are full of vibrant colors.

For most of his works, the Slidell, Louisiana-born artist relies on a palette that features warm hues of red, orange, purple, and pink. This makes his works burst from the canvas, drawing in the viewers and offering them an opportunity to get lost in natural scenes across various seasons and unpack them at their own pace.

“Most of the time, nature exists in a palette of greens, browns, and whites. However, when bursts of exaggerated color erupt, the experience becomes especially pronounced. It fills me with a sense of exuberance, excitement, and anticipation. I want to capture these same qualities in my paintings,” McAllister explained in a recent interview with designboom.

McAllister exhibited his works across the United States as well as in the UK, Germany, and Japan among other countries. His works are part of the collection of Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida, and Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. You can also check out McAllister’s paintings on social media or by scrolling below.