2020 Monuments & Canyons Artist: John Lintott

“My love for the outdoors has brought me to a lifelong obsession with seeking out new places to paint.  I have been painting for over 20 years, but in the last 4 or 5 years I have become inspired more and more by how light hits different environments. The effect that light has on an area is fascinating to me.  Depending on time of day or time of year, it is amazing that the same place can look so different.  
I have found that the more I focus on light in my work, the more my ability to describe different scenes becomes a pure lesson in color and value.  This is a lesson that I intend to explore in order to further understand the natural world around me, the capabilities of my materials and the limits of my abilities.  With these lessons that are constantly changing, I feel like every day I paint is like my first time painting, and I’m able to retain a deep passion and curiosity of what the possibilities are.”
John Lintott lives in Grand Junction, Colorado with his wife Emily and their three daughters. A Graduate of C.S.U. John has been painting for over 20 years and for 8 years owned a gallery in downtown Grand Junction. He recently became co-executive director for the Colorado National Monument Association, organizing the park's Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational. He paints in his studio at home and has painted in numerous plein air events including, Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, and Sedona Plein Air Festival. John's work has also been selected for the Colorado Governor's Art Show in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
John organizes and participates in the Monuments and Canyons Plein Air event, but is exempt from awards.