John F. Melvin, Impressionist Artist

I am an artist living in San Francisco where I paint scenes of people enjoying their lives in this beautiful city. I like movement in my work so I have done a number of sports paintings where I can combine grace , form and athleticism with the loose application of paint. All my life I have been around water so that is a major part of my work and explains the many sailing images in my painting.
Family is also important to me so I have a special interest in portraits. I believe my works should be interactive and I use a very loose style that borders on abstraction. My portraits are not that representational. My commissions usually involve a casual family scene reflecting photos that I take.. My fee quite modest and in many cases I donate the amount to a mutually agreed upon charity .