John Pototschnik (972) 442-5109
John Pototschnik (Poe-toe-sh-nick) was born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England but grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He received his art training at Wichita State University in advertising design, followed by instruction in illustration and design at Art Center College in Los Angeles. Later he studied human anatomy under Deane Keller at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
In 1982, Pototschnik began painting professionally in the fine arts. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance illustrator for ten years with many of Dallas’ major companies and advertising agencies.
Since beginning his fine art career, Pototschnik has become a popular speaker and juror among art organizations. His paintings are in many private and public collections nationally.
Pototschnik resides in Wylie, Texas with his wife Marcia. They have two grown sons. He is a past president of Artists and Craftsmen Associated, and the Plano Art Association. He has been honored with four George Washington Honor Medals from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, the John Steven Jones Fellowship, plus many other regional, national and international awards.
He is recognized in “Who’s Who in American Art” and “Who’s Who in the Southwest”. His work has appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist, PleinAir Magazine, American Art Collector, and International Artist, plus seven books - The Best of Portrait Painting, 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists, Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape, 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes, 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens, 100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes, and Art Journey America: Landscapes.
In 2017, Liliedahl Art Videos released a 15-hour instructional video: Limited Palette Landscapes and in 2019, a 5-hour video: Create Unlimited Color with a Limited Palette with an accompanying 96-page workbook – Limited Palette, Unlimited Color.
He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Emeritus Master Signature of the Outdoor Painters Society, and in 2018 was recognized by the Art Renewal Center as a Living Master.
He has taught painting for more than 30 years but now restricts his teaching to his DVDs and book, an occasional YouTube video, and to his popular weekly art blog that is informative, educational, and inspirational. Now entering its tenth year, Pototschnik has had the pleasure of interviewing more than 85 fellow artists. He is also a regular contributor to the Fine Art Views Newsletter.