John Saunders was born in Albuquerque, NM and has been an artist for all his audult life. He spent his youth on farms full of horses and other animals. John's Father was a cowboy and always had horses around. Growing up in the art Colony of Laguna Beach area, he started art classes at the age of ten. Later he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
He began his career as a Sculptor working in wood carving and bronze. Horses have always been one of his favorite subjects. Growing up around horses and caring for them enables him to capture the true spirit of the horse, and beyond every image is a moment captured in every medium he chooses. Wood, clay, bronze, paper, oil, acrylic, and/or watercolor.
John's work has been published by various companies, like Roper western wear. And is represented by galleries in the Southwest. His art was used in the Disney movie "Wildfire". and has a young adult had the opportunity to carve a bust of and for Johnny Cash. The carving can be seen in the Johnny Cash "Hurt" video and museum.
Artist Statement: "As a kid, growing up on the coast of California, I watched the horses coming in through the morning fog. This fascinated me and years later this memory would become my inspiration for my unique style of painting horsea in the fog."