John Crump's painting journey began in the 1960s when he was inspired by the work of some of New Zealand's prominent painters - Peter McIntyre, Peter Beadle, Douglas Badcock, and others. Their bold, confident brushwork and beautiful colour; their drawing of the landscape, and their ability to catch the moment helped steer him toward impressionist painting in the outdoors. This now takes him to many favourite places - the rugged shores of the West Coast, the snow covered peaks of the Southern Alps , and the clear streams and native bush of the South Island .
With time and experience he has found that his love of colour, tone, and design have brought new subjects - flower or still life studies done in the studio, on those windy or wet days when outdoor work becomes impossible.
Painted with quality materials and finished with tasteful mounts and frames, John's paintings have gone into corporate and private collections in New Zealand and around the world.
His work can be seen at several galleries.
Autumn in Arrowtown
Oil painting by John Crump
330mm x 650mm