I am a photographer currently living near Denver, Colorado. I have lived in the Colorado mountains for the past twenty years and still love the many photo opportunities the western United States offer. We are also close to the fantastic desert landscapes of Moab, Utah I grew up in southeastern Kentucky before I joined the United States Navy. I developed a deep love for the natural world and still love the look of mist covered hills and the colors of hardwoods in the fall. Living in a coal mining town, I also developed a keen interest in machinery, particularly old machinery. My early life was quite a dichotomy - love of nature juxtaposed with destruction of the land for it's resources. Once in the Navy I was fortunate enough to live in some truly beautiful tropical locales. I lived on the tiny island of Yap, in Micronesia for nearly a year. The cultural immersion and remote location gave me a deep understanding of how we must work together to achieve true happiness and that the simple pleasures of life are the most important ones. This was a truly unspoiled paradise. I also lived in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Honduras, the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska, and various other interesting places. While living on the harsh and remote island of Adak I learned that life is what YOU make of it. I believe these experiences had a strong impact on my photographic vision as well as my global outlook on life.
John McArthur joined Fine Art America on December 14th, 2012.