About the Artist
John Lautermilch is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. His interest in art began in early childhood, and by the age of eight, he began painting. John won his first art show while still in elementary school, and by the time he was in high school, his art was being displayed and sold in local restaurants.
After high school, John attended the School of Fine Arts at Washington University on a scholarship. The year he graduated, his work was accepted by the St. Louis Art Museum for exhibit in their annual show.
Throughout his career, John has won numerous awards and prizes in various art shows. He has also done many commissioned works both for individual collectors and institutions, including a series of paintings for a Lutheran organization in St. Louis. He held an exhibit of water lily paintings at the Missouri Botanical Garden and is now preparing for upcoming show in May of 2011 at Componere Art Gallery in St. Louis.
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I am fascinated by the color, light
patterns, and variety found in nature–
particularly with respect to water lilies.
One can spend a life time and never
come close to capturing the beauty and
tranquility found in the natural world.
I feel blessed to have the time to look
so deeply into the life around me and
hope to share that feeling with you
through my paintings.