John Pototschnik (Poe-toe-sh-nick) was born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England but grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He received his art training at
Wichita State University in advertising design, followed by instruction in illustration and design at Art Center College in Los Angeles.
In 1982, Pototschnik began painting professionally in the fine arts.
“My artistic influences are diverse, ranging from the Barbizon painters of Corot, Daubigny and Millet to the American tonalist, George Inness.
I believe all I need to know of the principles of art are to be found in the works of the masters. My paintings are not flamboyant, mysterious,
trendy or shocking but I am interested in depicting the truth about life, as I see it, in a naturalistic way free of frills and bravado.
I enjoy depicting simple, common, everyday life and its objects as things of beauty and worth.”
Olde Masters Galleria is proud to have three of John's paintings on display - available for purchase.