John Silver

I was the son of a veteran, artist, and historian from Wake County, North Carolina. My mother’s family has been a part of Old Nags Head since the 1800’s.

I have always had an interest in drawing and painting. I have been a full time professional artist since 1994. I paint with watercolors and oils. I painted strictly with watercolors for five years, switched to oil painting in 1999. I focused on oil painting until 2003, and returned to watercolor painting. Now I paint freely with either medium. Simple strokes, bold colors, and patterns of light that describe objective shapes are what I like.

Painting is not only a profession, it is also a way of life.