John Guiseppi

    John was born and grew up in Ohio, he moved to Florida in the late 1970s after several years in the United States Marine Corps.  In 2006, John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of South Florida. Recently retired after working 27 years in the power generation municipal utility field. John is now able to spend time working on art and photography. John is married to Shelley, has two adult children, Melissa and JP. John and Shelley also have their two fur kids, Pete and Maggie Mae. Pete a Yellow and Maggie a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, affectionately referred to as fursons.

    John is a self-taught colored pencil artist and photographer. John’s specialty is photographing wildlife and nature. He strives to capture activity, poses, situations and scenes that are considered outside the norm and familiar. Those unusual positions during grooming, mating ritual, breeding display, or just being silly. John waits patiently for just the right moment, one that is different but unique to his subject. He strives to capture the moment that others miss, don’t see or notice. He then uses his photography as reference to create, produce and share an art piece that allows others a glimpse into that secret world of nature and wildlife that he sees.


Affiliations:
    ⁃ Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) - Product Research Director
    • Colored Pencil Society of America - St. Augustine District Chapter - DC117
    • Colored Pencil Community of Australasia Inc. (CPCAU) - Signature Status
    • International Guild of Realism  (IGOR)
    • Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)
    • St. Augustine Art Association (SAAA)

     - Society of Animal Artists (SAA)

     - UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS)

     - Cider Painters of America

     - Ridge Art Association

Awards:
    ⁃ St. Augustine Art Association - 3rd Place - 2018 Fantastic Florida
    • Tampa Regional Artists - 1st Place - 2018 Fin, Fur and Feather Exhibit
    ⁃ 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival - 2nd Place - Professional Graphics
    • Bartow Art Guild - 4th Place - 2017 Cornucopia
    • Bartow Art Guild - 3rd Place - 2016 Cornucopia
    • Brandon League of Fine Arts - Honorable Mention - 2017 Members Show
    • Lakeland Art Guild - Merit Award - 2016 Members Show  
    • Tampa Regional Artists - 1st Place Other Media - 2017 Bay Area 10 Art Show
    • Tampa Regional Artists - 2nd Place - 2017 Fin, Fur and Feather Exhibit

    - Lakeland Art Guild - Honorable Mention - 47th Annual Art Exhibit

    - Lakeland Art Guild - 1st. Place - LDDA Pencil and Ink Exhibit

    - Ridge Art Association - 2nd. Place - 2019 Miniature Art Exhibit

Exhibitions:
    • Richeson75 - 2018 Animals, Birds & Wildlife - Finalist  
    • Colored Pencil Society of America - 2018 26th International Exhibit
    • Light Space & Time - 2018 Nature Art Exhibition - 5th Place - Painting & Other Media
    • Light Space & Time - 2018 Nature Art Exhibition - Special Merit - Painting & Other Media
    • Light Space & Time - 2018 Open Art Exhibition - Special Merit - Painting & Other Media
    • Light Space & Time - 2017 Open Art Exhibition - 4th Place - Painting & Other Media

    - Richeson75 - 2019 Still Life & Floral - Finalist

    - International Guild of Realism - 2019 Online Winter Salon - Finalist

Publications:
    • Ann Kullberg’s CP Hidden Treasures – Volume IV
    • Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine – October 2017

    - Ann Kullberg's CP Treasures Volume VI