Pop-Up with Artist John Marcus

Featured Artist, John Marcus is the guest artist for Pop-Up beginning Tuesday, July 14 to July 20. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work.

July 14 to July 20

John Marcus is a wonderful emerging artist, who recently made Kennebunk his second home. For most of his adult life, he is a successful television writer and producer, having produced national and regional television programming, print and radio advertising; and ads for five US presidents.

But what does a man like this do in his free time?

John’s release from production work is oil painting. He has painted florals, still lifes, portraits, plein air landscapes, landscape murals, and golf course landscapes. Some of his favorite landscapes include U.S. Open and British Open courses.

“I am a fan of Winston Churchill and Churchill’s book ‘Painting as a Pastime’.  I openly admit to having copied Churchill’s “Le Beguinage” for practice,” shares Marcus.

John is a member of the Portrait Society of America and his work is in private collections in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, Florida, and Besancon, France.

John Marcus has studied with varied and talented instructors.

The Smithsonian Institution

The Alexandria Art League, under Robert Johnson

National Gallery of Art’s curator Ross Merrill

Noted Southwest landscape painter Matt Smith

Noted Maine landscape artist Margaret Gerding

The Art League of Hilton Head under Uschi Niner

The Yellow Barn Studio under Gavin Glakas and Walt Bartman