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John Badcock


“My painting is entirely autobiographical, it tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am painting”.

John Badcock has been a professional landscape and portraiture artist in South Canterbury for more than four decades having begun painting with his father Douglas in Queenstown. He has had over 30 public gallery/museum solo exhibitions and over 40 dealer solo exhibitions.

John’s artwork is identifiable by his heavily applied and beautifully sculptured use of rich oil paint on board. These rich textural paintings illustrate the skill of John’s ability to form fields of grasses and seeding flowers, stunning portraiture or the bold form of intricate Victorian architecture from paint that is almost “falling off the canvas”