John Palmer (b. 1974), Houston painter and fifth-generation Texan, is living his dream and his purpose as he continues to create the life he wants to have. John studied art at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. He also studied in Cadaques, Spain (former home of Salvador Dali) near Barcelona. He spent the summer of 2004 working with Master Painter Philip Rudinov Jacobson in the Austrian Alps, just outside of Vienna, studied printmaking in Skopelos, Greece, and also studied printmaking techniques with Linda Goodman. John’s preferred medium is a mix including oils, pastels, graphite and oil sticks. He also likes to paint in the old masters technique that involves the use of an egg emulsion that actually absorbs the light. John still cannot believe the genius of this technique that was used hundreds of years ago and still looks great today. John’s exuberance and energy continue to flow through him and onto the canvas. He paints with many vibrant hues, always experimenting with bold colors. John loves the way people react to the feelings in his work. He continues to grow, realizing that his paintings are ever changing and always evolving, just as he is. This is in large part what creates the excitement for John as well as his many clients. John’s work has been featured in many places, publications and homes around the country, Features have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Inside Houston, The Voice, Outsmart and Fox News. John was selected as the featured Artist of The Periwinkle Foundation’s “Making a Mark”, in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is currently on display at Diana Levine Fine Art in the Boston Design Center.