John Katerberg is an oil painter who describes his technique as "Painterly Realism." Early influences of John's art include Nathan Green and Thomas Blackshear who painted dramatic and illustrative themes in the 1990s. During his formal art training, John's work was influenced by master artists John Singer Sargent and George Innes, and the Hudson School.
John is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA in painting. John's Christian faith is unapologetically mixed throughout all of his work, from paintings with obvious Biblical themes, to landscapes seen as artist's studies of the master creator God.
John strives to capture elements of realism, but allows brush strokes to remain visible in order to demonstrate the characteristics of oil paint in a digital era. This "Painterly Realism" is used with dramatic compositions to give the viewer a visual adventure.
John is a retired combat veteran of Desert Storm and Afghanistan. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Purple Heart among other military awards.
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge."
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse" Romans 1:20