John Lintott

American Landscapes

In 2001 John Lintott graduated from Colorado State University with his B.F.A. concentrating in painting.  The following year he moved to Fruita, CO with his wife, Emily. 

Working for the family business, John painted at all times available in the evenings and on weekends. Then in 2007 John and his family purchased a custom frame shop in downtown Grand Junction, CO.  For the next 7 ½ years, John operated the frame shop while turning the front gallery space into his own studio.  Ultimately John decided to close the frame shop in 2014, in order to pursue his true passion of plein air painting, and painting in the studio, without the distraction of the frame shop.

"My love for the outdoors began when I was a child.  My father took my three older brothers and me on camping trips in the wilderness as often as he could.  There were simply not as many rules when outdoors, and we loved it. 

As a landscape painter, I feel like my interest in the outdoors has grown exponentially.  Now I notice things that I never would have looked at as a child, and it seems the world has gotten that much bigger.  Painting in the outdoors allows me to try and encapsulate the love I have for what I have come to take in, and translate that love into something believable, convincing, and emotional.  To view the beauty of the world around me and try to communicate my impression of the experience is the ultimate struggle. 

I love approaching new challenges in the landscape.  Tweaking my process to adapt to new problems forces me to constantly evolve my painting and keeps me interested and passionate about it.  Seeking out the beauty and solitude of the landscape is the best way for me to put everything else aside and enjoy the outdoors."   

John and his wife, Emily, are proud parents of three daughters, Ellie, Josie, and Rosie.

Photo by Peter Brown

Photo by Peter Brown