What is your name: John F Metcalf
Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: Self-taught
What is the style of your pieces: Expressionistic
What is the medium in which you work: Acrylic
What started you on your path as an artist: My fourth grade teacher Mrs. Hynds gave me some encouragement.
What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: A sence of purpose.
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Sculpture
Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Yes, I show my work throughout Central Texas in Galleries, Restaurants, Salons, etc., as well as internationally through the internet.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: No and my wife likes to point out that I don't own any clothes that don't have paint on them.
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? I love it all.
What is your favorite sandwich of all time: Italian Meatball
Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Yes, I'm working on much larger pieces than I have before.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Vincent Van Gogh
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Modigliani Paintings
Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: I have a puppy named Shelly. She does not care about my work. She likes tennis balls.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: My original paintings are on consignment at Far Out Home Fittings in Austin, TX. And the Parlor in New Braunfels, TX. My prints are for sale online at http://www.john-metcalf.artistwebsites.com