John Pomeroy


Fine Artist, Musician, Filmmaker & Photographer


John is mostly self-taught in all of the creative endeavors.  The fine art training he did receive came from his late father, Detroit/Naples fine artist/illustrator, Jack Pomeroy, who taught him how to sketch properly and SEE like an artist.

Born and early upbringing in Birmingham, MI. moved to Naples, FL at age 14. Graduated from Naples High School 1973, then to University of Florida, in Gainesville to study Architecture and RockStar 101.

  Since 1984 John has been the Art Director for The Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild(TRAG), overseeing as many as 40 muralists, faux artists, and decorative craft persons; and designing and creating all manner of art for some of the finest homes in the world. He also completed several oil paintings of his own during that time. Becoming an independent artist in 2006 he has dedicated an ever increasing amount of time to that pursuit while still maintaining an alliance with TRAG.

Being an accomplished vocalist, musician/composer as well as a fine artist and filmmaker/photographer, he sees many parallels between these arts; in all of these the composer starts with a blank canvas.  You can use many different colors, images techniques or instruments to create a mood.  You can wash in colors, images or notes loosely, or be more detailed and precise.  There can be harmony or dissonance, light and darkness.  The finished piece means different things to different people.

When composing a painting, John is usually inspired to create scenes that portray human emotions such as Love, Joy, Excitement, Peace, Relaxation, and Friendship.

Originally a realist, his painting style is evolving to include a more expressive Impressionistic edge.  He says he hopes that he will never stop evolving, as an artist, as a musician, and as a human being.