John Groves Artist Profile
Dallas based artist, John Groves, has been working professionally as an
artist since 1997. Possessing a natural talent for drawing at a young age,
John had his first art lesson at age 13. It was several years later when an
interest in H. R. Giger's air brush work spiked his interest and drew him
back into art. Inspiration from the work of Theodore Gericault and the old
masters has led to John's largest painting, an 8 ft by 4.5 ft, 1/4 scale
reproduction of Gericault's Raft of the Medusa.
John's passion for art is driven by his love for portraits. He is extremely
comfortable with a pencil in hand, and works in graphite, charcoal and
crayon. However, it is his brushwork that has his oil and acrylic paintings
hanging in Germany, France and across the US.
Mediums: Graphite pencil, charcoal, oil and acrylics.
Completion time for a 28" x 22" portrait: 7 to 14 days.
Works accepted: Any subject matter, any style. It can include multiple
people, pets or wildlife.
John is a member of The Grapevine Art Project. Some of his work can be seen
RECENT ORDERS PAST 20 PUBLIC ORDERS
5/5 stars - John did a remarkable job with matching the filter to the painting. His own interpretation of the image improved the work immensely. He also was finished ahead of schedule so that is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend him for your next project!- Thomas from Brooklyn
5/5 stars - Very kind and nice made a great dog picture for my son for Christmas would definitely recommended him- Casey from LakelandArtist's ResponseThanks Casey. The shipping companies made it challenging but UPS finally came through!
5/5 stars - Great to work with John. Very understanding and great communication. 500 stars out of 5!- Mitchell from MorristownArtist's ResponseThanks Mitchell. I appreciate your feedback when making the adjustments to capture her resemblance. It looks really nice.
5/5 stars - My artist was John Groves and his work is amazing. This painting looks exactly like the photograph! He communicated with me regularly regarding the progress and posted photos as he got further into the project. I can't wait to find more work for him to do! You won't be disappointed! He is worth the extra to get these results. Very happy!!- Kathy from ScottsdaleArtist's ResponseThanks Kathy. You are the best. Beautiful resource images made it easy. I was so relieved when USPS finally came through!
5/5 stars - This is one of two paintings we had done by John Groves. He is such a professional! He loves to paint and it shows. He is extremely talented and I am so glad he did our paintings. The detail in this particular photos incredible and he got it down to the bandage on the cowboys finger! Way to go John! Thank you!!- Kathy from ScottsdaleArtist's ResponseThanks Kathy. You are the best. What a great project. Perfect resource images. And didn't USPS make it interesting! So happy you are pleased. John
5/5 stars - I was very happy with the communication during the project and love the painting. Thank you!- Ally from CambridgeArtist's ResponseThanks for the review Billie. It is greatly appreciated!
5/5 stars - I'd like to say John has a natural talent that I'm thankful for. His ability to produce such a life like painting is just amazing to me. I'm so pleased to have found him here on Instapainting. Thank you John for giving my family an amazing gift that will last generations. I recommend John for any artwork you'd like completed. Willing to work with you and make changes on the fly. Also, has an eye for what really would look great. Guess that's why he's an artist :) Again, great job and thank you John- Shane from YorktownArtist's ResponseThanks so much for the review Eric. I greatly appreciate the kind words. If ever I can be of assitance in the future, I am at your disposal. John
5/5 stars - John did a really wonderful job and gave great updates showing the whole creative process he went through. We really enjoyed working with him!- Matt from VeronaArtist's ResponseThanks Matt. It was my pleasure. I am well pleased with the finished art. It was a great resource image to work from. Beautiful dog! John
5/5 stars - Great to work with. Open to comments and suggestions. Worked fast. Made the process fun and enjoyable.- Jon from West Des MoinesArtist's ResponseThanks for the review Jon. That was an exciting and challenging project. I can now say, I have painted the Aurora Borialis! If I can be of service in the future, give me a shout at any time. John
5/5 stars - My artist John Groves is an amazing artist. My painting came out beautiful I couldn’t be any happier he went above and beyond what I expected . I am pleased beyond what I was hoping for. Totally satisfied on his performance n talent . Thank you John simply amazing . Diane D.- Colleen from OakvilleArtist's ResponseHi Diane, Thanks for the great review. I really enjoyed working with you on the project. It was my pleasure to paint two beautiful and charming ladies. If I can be of service in the future, reach out
5/5 stars - John did a spectacular job! He was so informative and helpful. I can’t recommend him enough.- Lori from ProspectArtist's ResponseThanks for the great review Lori!!!! John
5/5 stars - Thanks a bunch it turned out exactly how I was imagining it. Merry Christmas- Eugene from ZephyrhillsArtist's ResponseCW, Thanks for the review. I'm glad you like it. I was well pleased with how the sketch turned out. If I can be of service in the future, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. John
5/5 stars - Thank you so much. This painting means to much to us and is better than we expected. This photo was taken while on a family members boat off Martha's Vineyard. You captured our memories of the day and we are so grateful. Thanks so much.- Erin from PhoenixArtist's ResponseHi Erin, I just saw your wonderful review. Thanks so much! I love sailing, so the project was exciting start to finish. The resource image was amazing. If I can help in the future, I am at your servic
5/5 stars - Outstanding job! All additions and subtractions from the photo world outstanding.- wade from WellingtonArtist's ResponseJust now saw your review Wade. Thanks. It is greatly appreciated. Sometimes every brush stroke lands in just the right place. I'm very proud of this one. But most importantly, I am glad you like it! L