Askwith works in Estero, Florida and has painted portraits for over forty years.
Commissioned works begin with photography of the subject in a familiar environment.
From the photographs a composite image becomes the base for the painting.
Portraits are rendered in acrylic using an airbrush to create large as life,
ultra realistic, contemporary interpretations of the individual.
Portraits range from head studies to large full figure installations.
Simplicity and details vary widely. Average commissions are only $2500 US.
and are inclusive of photography, the painting and a 15% framing allowance.
Travel, multiple subjects, detailed environments, special requests,
packing/shipping and taxes are extra. Please request a quote.
Abbott Laboratories, American Hospital Supply, American Realtors Association, Borg-Warner Corporation, Charles A. Stevens, Chemplex Corporation, Faculty Club, IIT, 1st National Bank of Boston, Garo Antresian, UNM, Household Finance Corporation, IBM, Illinois Bell Telephone, Illinois State Museum, Kemper Insurance, McDonaldÕs Corporation, Roscor Corporation, Oyster Reef Restaurant, Peat Marwick & Co., Sears Tower, Chicago, Sky Harbor, Northbrook, IL, Springfield Art Association, IL, Standard Oil Corporation, Playboy, Tulsa City Library, OK, Union League of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Wayne State College, NE
Alverno College, Milwaukee, Anderson Fine Arts Center, IN, Art Institute of Chicago-S/R, Arts Club of Chicago, Calumet College, IN, Chicago State University, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL, Hyde Park Art Center, IL Print Invitational, Gard Gallery, IN, Gary Artists League, IN, Lakeview Center, Peoria, IL, Northwestern University, North Shore Art League, IL, Notre Dame Gallery, IN, Park Forest Art Center, IL, Sloan Gallery, Valparaiso, IN, Swope Gallery, Millikin U. IL, Peoria Art Guild, IL, Suburban Fine Arts, IL, University of Chicago, Wherle Gallery-St. Mary's, Columbus, OH
Chicago Area: 57th Street, Barrington, Cary, Gold Coast, Oakbrook, Old Orchard; Old Town, Lake Forest, Springfield Old Capitol, Lakeview Art Center, WI, Ann Arbor, MI
Arena 75, NY*, Boston Printmakers National, Creativity, Art Direction Magazine-NY, Chicago, LA Competition, Chicago Artists Guild, painting & prints *, Chicago 4, Award of Excellence, Eight-State Print Invitational, KY* Illinois State University/Illinois Artists`74, Indiana/Illinois Bicentennial Painting Exhibition, Lafayette Art Center, IN, Minot State College/International Print & Drawing Competition, ND, National Academy of Design, NY, National Experimental Print Exhibition, Tusculum College, TN, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, State University, NY, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago-Invitational, National Painters/ Printmakers/Sculptors Society, NJ*, New Horizons/NSAL, Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Drawing/Print Exhibition, Northern Indiana Art Association*, River College/International Print & Drawing Competition, NH, Union League of Chicago*, 32nd Audubon Artists Annual, NY, 33rd Silvermine 10th Annual Print Exhibition, CT, South Bend Art Center, IN -Painting,Southern Shores Exhibition, IN*
The Art Annual, Award of Excellence, American Illustrators 4 / 11 (art directed illustration), The Art Directors Club 65th Annual-Merit Award, Creativity-Recognition of Distinction, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Directory of American Portrait Artists, Graphis 85-86 Annual, National Magazine Award/General Excellence, MIN Magazine People, Society of Publication Designers-Annual, Award of Distinction & Merit, Who's Who In The Midwest, Who's Who In America (Index), 5th Annual UTNE Reader-Best Publication, Art & Design Award
John Askwith joined Fine Art America on February 28th, 2007.