Figure on Beach. Delightfully simple composition, from an original acrylic painting by John Wheeler. Painted in an almost childlike manner, large, flat areas of space complement the passive detail of a female form oblivious to the world, asleep on a deserted beach.
To quote Robert Pirsig - 'we keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives'
Originally a photo-real painter, John now devotes his creative energy into a more emotive, expressive form of mark-making which resonates with the character and individuality of his subjects. His work is an eclectic amalgam of early Hockney blended with essence of Modigliani and Breughel!