These giclee prints and others are available for purchase in three (3) different sizes and prices  at Hampton Roads Giclee www.hrgiclee.com.
(
A giclee print combines hardware, software, archival ink, paper, canvas and color fidelity)



Back to Home Page
Stardust Memory
Stardust Memory
Stardust Memory captures John’s extensive understanding of tonality and the relationship between light and shadow, light and dark, and all points in between.
American Beauty
American Beauty
American Beauty was inspired by John’s interest in portraying two boats, both painted with bright white paint. He skillfully teases out the subtle graduations cast by shadow, reflections, and light, then pens their distinction.

Moon on Fisher's Creek
Moon on Fisher's Creek
There was no room for error in the series of pattern drawing exemplified here in Fisher’s Creek. The inherent stillness and beauty of this natural setting made this one of John’s favorite places to enjoy.
Aufklaring - Enlightenment
Aufkläring (Enlightenment)
In John’s version of enlightenment, he combines seemingly contradictory and opposing images which converge in oneness, an awareness that transcends duality, ignorance, prejudice or superstition. In the end, the light of truth is what endures.
Surfin' Safari
Surfin' Safari
Though John was not a surfer, he loved to watch the surfers dance on the waves in Virginia Beach. He memorized the graceful movement, rhythm, intense focus and playful spirit, all an integral part of the unique Surfin' Safari.
Santa Fe Summer
Santa Fe Summer
New Mexico, the “land of enchantment “ became one of John’s favorite places to visit, photograph, and paint.
Since his sojourns to Santa Fe were typically during the summer, he wanted to capture the exquisite palette of colors this season brings.
Below are a few samples of John's artwork.
John's Biography

John Stuart Atkinson (1968 to 2010) was a native of Newport News, Virginia, and attended St. Andrews, Hampton Roads Academy and University of Virginia. John loved nature, animals, Newport News, the Peninsula, Eastern Virginia, and the places, people, and experiences that make this area special. He respected and investigated what was real and true and spent a great deal of his life trying to share his vision with the world, employing ink, paints, sharp pencils, cameras, glass, saws and sandpapers, shovels and plants, herbs, spices and exquisite cuisine.

Using art as his weapon against City Hall, he fought for Virginia’s watermen, defended historic trees, and slew senseless development.

Using art as his refuge, he committed immaculate, precise controlled patterns, images, and compositions to canvass, paper, wood, and glass.

Using art as his gift, he befriended strangers, delighted friends and family and showed his love to the world.

John Stuart Atkinson

John Stuart Atkinson

1968 - 2010
 In John’s own words  

“ As a life-long resident of Newport News, the water has always been a source of artistic inspiration. To me, although no formal training in fine art or photography, I have pursued and studied the creative process in its myriad forms since I can remember.

The works exhibited are part of an extensive study of tonality and the relationships between light and shadow, night and day, and all points in between.

The absence of color accentuates the tonal associations of light and dark. Described as black and white, the works are of course shades of gray expressed with black ink, graphite and white paper.”