John Vazalinskas


John Vazalinskas is a Canadian visual artist living in Montreal, Quebec whose portrayals of a wide variety of colourful and intriguing subjects usually draw viewers to place themselves within his paintings and relive moments that they have experienced. From early childhood, John has always depicted his environment as he saw it, progressing from drawing to caricatures and cartooning during his school years and then to a hobby in figurative and abstract experimentation in acrylics while he worked. An engineering degree obtained from McGill University led to an executive management career in the corporate world that eventually interrupted his painting but not his love of art.

As planned, upon early retirement, he resumed painting with new fervour and in his new preferred medium of oils. Although mainly self-taught, he continued to expand his experience at the Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts in Montreal and through numerous art workshops. He is an active member of several artist associations and his paintings can be seen in their regular group exhibitions as well as in galleries or solo art shows in the Montreal area and Eastern Ontario. They are in private collections across Canada, in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia.