John Vance is a painter / illustrator. A current Portland, Oregon resident, John graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2004. He uses his own photographs collaged together with movies stills as inspiration and his paintings aim to encapsulate fleeting moments into permanent, tangible images. Fascinated with bright colors and lines, his paintings invite the observer to move from focal points to abstract and back again, riding the line between realism and abstraction. John sees his art, including his evolution as an artist, as a work in progress. In addition to painting and illustrating, he doodles, storyboards, and murals.