John Meyers was born in the Mission San Jose district of California in late 1960 and has had a passion for drawing and painting since as far back as he can remember. His inspiration has always been the great French impressionistic painters, such as Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, and especially Monet. However, John made a decision in his late teens to put his passion for drawing and painting on hold, so that he could pursue an engineering degree and a career in the nuclear industry. Then came a family and two children ... and the absence of ANY free time! He has had a very successful career that has taken him all over the U.S., but his passion for drawing and painting has always remained. Now almost empty nesters, John and his wife, Margaret of 22 +2 years (long story) are enjoying the excitement of planning what to do with their spare time ... and for John, that is to paint some of the beautiful scenes that he has captured over the many years of travel throughout his career, in addition to the plethora of seascape pictures that they have taken over the past two years since moving to the coastal Virginia area from Augusta, GA.
John has had no formal training in the arts, but about 7 years ago, he studied briefly under the late Bea Kuhlke, who was a prolific and popular impressionistic painter and art teacher in the Central Savannah River Area. Bea inspired John and many other artists to continue to pursue their passion for painting. She was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and lived in Florence, Italy for two years studying art under European master Hans J. Staude.