Artist Biography
Master John Harrattan is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY earning a Bachelor's degree in Illustration. Through the years, Master has experimented with different art medias mainly oil paint, acrylics, colored pencils, different toned pencils, and pastels. Now he mainly uses colored pencils, different toned pencils, and oil paint. Inspired by the work of the late painter, Bob Ross, Master started drawing out door scenes of nature out of his imagination or from a memory of a place that he's been to. That all changed once he entered Pratt Institute and was introduced to painting and creating portraits. Since then, portraits have been his favorite subject, however has gradually moved back into drawing natural outdoor scenes as well. Although Master hasn't yet achieved his goal to be a professional Illustrator, he has had the privilege to illustrate eight different stories for a teen newspaper titled, NYC Youth Communications and design a logo for his high school athletic jacket all during his time in high school. In 2003, Master created a pencil drawing entitled" The Ghosts of The Twin Towers" that was exhibited at "The Day Our World Changed": Children's Art 9/11 Exhibition. He has had his art work from college exhibited at the Manhattan Center for an art exhibition by Pratt during the year, 2004. Master John Harrattan is currently a Lego specialist at the famous Fao Schwarz Store. He still though has his dreams set on becoming a professional artist. He currently resides in New York,NY.

Artist Statement

There is no better way that I can explain it, but art for me is just as valuable
as the air that I breathe. Just like the love that I would have for a woman, I am in love with this gift that the creator blessed me with. I created my first art piece when I was only three years old and ever since then art has been my closet friend helping me express myself that sometimes words could never do. I hope that with this website I will finally be recognized for my talent and hopefully this will open new opportunities for me to do great things with it. I hope every one enjoys my art.
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