John Kiernan is owner of Blue Line Studios located in Warrenton, Va. He started a career in Law Enforcement in 1988 by attending the Suffolk County Police Academy, West Hampton NY. Soon after graduation, he began working for the Southampton Village PD on Long Island. In 1989 he relocated to Virginia and joined the Fairfax County Police Department. During this time as an officer in Fairfax, he assisted the Accident Reconstruction Unit in investigations and court preparation for manslaughter offenses, by presenting large ?to scale? displays for the prosecution. He also was a member of the Neighborhood Patrol Unit, a Supplemental SWAT officer and fitness coordinator. During this course of his career, he maintained his love of art by painting murals at the Criminal Justice Academy, the Fair Oaks and Sully District Stations. He created the logo for the National Chief?s Challenge for safety belts and the logo used by the SWAT team. He helped raise to raise money for fallen officer, Billy Moore?s family by selling prints of his creation, ?The Straight Path?. John left the police force in 2001 to pursue a full time career in art. Since then he has traveled to Netherlands, Italy and Canada to learn and display his beautiful works of art. His original painting, ?The Joker?, was selected to be displayed in the Escher in the Park Museum in The Hague, Netherlands. John continues to integrate his love of art with his passion of his former career as a police officer. His most recent painting, ?The Blues?, is a heart warming tribute to two fallen officers in Fairfax County in 2006.
October 29th, 2009
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