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St. Petersburg FL 33705
United States
302-542-8684
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United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My interest in painting is realism. The world around me has provided an infinite variety of colors, forms and textures that I have used for the sources of my work for the past 25 years. I have always had a preference for drawing rather than painting in terms of control and the use of line and detail. Watercolor has provided me with a medium that can be handled in a painterly fashion with loose brush strokes and washes or in a more controlled method as in drawing. Regardless of the hyper realistic quality of the subject, the surface still maintains the painterly quality of the watercolor medium. I believe in a traditional approach to the medium, using transparent colors and the white ground of the paper that produces luminous color, and a pigment interaction creating hues that give a lifelike quality to the painting. From the initial viewing distance the painting may look smooth and sharp focused, but upon a closer inspection of the surface the viewer can appreciate the paint application and the artistic decisions I have made.
I have explored a variety of subject sources in my career, some more traditional, others less so. The current body of work is derived form my interest in visual Americana, that is images that I feel are specific to our culture. I have chosen both still life and landscape imagery to interpret this vision, focusing on the vernacular. The interest is in the commonplace has always been an important element in my work. These newer works reflect some nostalgic elements; influences derived from my travels and a more reflective view of my past. The still life works are composed to bring the viewer actively into the work. The arrangements are informal and are arranged as if the viewer has just interrupted something that has happened or is about to happen in. The idea of human presence nearby the scene introduces narrative elements into the work. I hope to draw the viewer into the scene, and to become a participant and thereby more visually involved.
I like to vary the scale of my paintings and sometimes work on an elephant size 30" x 40" size Arches 5551b rag watercolor paper as well as standard size 30"x 22" 3001b sheets and 22"x 15" half sheets. I also work in a smaller format on occasion depending on the subject and composition. I am careful to work with permanent pigmented watercolor paint to insure the archival quality of my work and in presentation use archival backing and matting materials.

 
RADIO DAYS

John Bayalis RADIO DAYS
RADIO DAYS
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Still Life
SIZE: 28x36
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $4800
RIGHT LANE CLOSED AHEAD

John Bayalis RIGHT LANE CLOSED AHEAD
RIGHT LANE CLOSED AHEAD
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 3600
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $36X22
MORNING CLOUDS

John Bayalis MORNING CLOUDS
MORNING CLOUDS
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 36X28
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $3600
PUZZLE 34

John Bayalis PUZZLE 34
PUZZLE 34
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Still Life
YEAR: 2015
PRICE: $4800
MORNING WITH MONET

John Bayalis MORNING WITH MONET
MORNING WITH MONET
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Still Life
SIZE: 28x36
YEAR: 2015
PRICE: $4800
PALMETTOS

John Bayalis PALMETTOS
PALMETTOS
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 36X28
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $4800
STONES

John Bayalis STONES
STONES
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 16x20
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $500
TIDAL POOL

John Bayalis TIDAL POOL
TIDAL POOL
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 28x36
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $4000
BEACH STONES

John Bayalis BEACH STONES
BEACH STONES
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 28x36
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $4000
SUMMER'S END

John Bayalis SUMMER'S END
SUMMER'S END
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Still Life
MEDIA: Watercolor
SIZE: 36X28
YEAR: 2006
PRICE: $4800
THE VISITOR

John Bayalis THE VISITOR
THE VISITOR
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 28X36
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $4800
COURS SALEYA

John Bayalis COURS SALEYA
COURS SALEYA
CLASS: Water Color
CATEGORY: Landscape
SIZE: 28X36
YEAR: 2000
PRICE: $3000



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