John Whitehill



Although the overarching theme of John Whitehill’s work is the built environment in various forms – buildings, urban views, parks and managed landscape, his work sits comfortably in the genre of still life.

John constructs and then paints from scenes that are influenced by architectural models, model railway scenery or the spontaneously arranged structures a child might put together as a stage for play. These staged environments use readily available materials to fashion a setting that allows imagination and speculation to flow. Each artwork couples a mastery of technique with a deeply compelling surrealism.