John C. Hall
John has lived in Dana Point, California almost forty years. Over the past twenty five years he has focused on contemporary abstract art using color as the principal design element. A wide variety of themes develop in the painting process primarily from intuition. His work appears in private collections throughout the United States, Western Europe and the Pacific.
Since 1998, John has participated in the Cove Gallery, an artist-owned gallery in Laguna Beach, California. He was an exhibiting artist and life member of the Dana Point Fine Art Association and named artist of the year at the Echoes and Vision Exhibition and Artist to Watch in Watercolor Magic Magazine.
He majored in art in high school and his first year at UCLA, graduating with a BS in Business Administration. He earned an MBA from USC in Industrial Management. His art studies include Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach College of Art and Design. For the past fourteen years, John has attended the Intensive Studies Seminars on painting at Taos, New Mexico. He taught abstract and experimental painting in Capistrano Valley Adult Education.
In addition to painting, John writes extensive poetry and continues to publish articles on a wide range of artistic topics. He is a director of Art4Kids, an Orange County charity organization which distributes art materials to seriously ill children in Southern California hospitals.