Cornerstone’s Artist of the Month for May 2021.
Here is a recent Q&A with John Petersen –
Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.
I am an engineer by trade and currently work in Information Technology field. I got started in pen and ink abstract drawing in the 1990s. I have some early work in colored pencils , as well, but most of my drawings are pen and ink on vellum paper.
What do you like most about your medium?
There are no mistakes [stray pen marks – they just get incorporated into the work 🙂 ] I never know what a piece will look like when I start and every one is always a surprise because I can always find something I didn’t see in it the last time I looked at it.
Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?
My sisters. Michelangelo, DaVinci, VanGogh, Dali. Ordered chaos of nature.
Do you have a favorite piece in your portfolio?
What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?
Not sure I’m qualified to give anyone art advice 🙂 If I were to suggest anything it is this – let your world and your pen be your guide.