John Pitcher, approaches his art with confidence and originality. For over twenty-five years he has expressed his passion for the natural world through beautifully detailed paintings. Pitcher’s success in portraying the world’s natural beauty lies in his experience as a naturalist. By keeping field journals, which contain notes and drawings of plants and habitat, and making field sketches and taking reference photos, he assembles the details for the final work, experimenting with composition and calling back to life the original inspiration behind the paintings.
Pitcher’s paintings are exhibited nationally and are in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art,AK; University of Alaska Museum, AK; The Bennington Center For The Arts, VT; The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI; and the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, NJ. He is an honored member of the Society of Animal Artists and was awarded “Best of Wildlife” in the Arts For The Parks National Competition. John and Sue as a husband and wife team, jointly exhibited “Kindred Spirits”, a showing of 73 works, at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, NJ from Sept. – Dec., 2000. Some of his published works include paintings created for the National Geographic Society, Alaska Northwest Publishing Co., Alaska Geographic, World Book Encyclopedia and limited editions by Artique Ltd., Mill Pond Press, Applejack Limited Editions and The Hamilton Collection.