About Me

I have painted, drawn and doodled since I was young. In high school I hid out in the art studio to maintain sanity and went on to major in art at Colby College. I am largely self taught because, regrettably, when I was in school painting skills were not emphasized. To do your own thing was the spirit of the day.

I live in the upper Kennebec River valley.

I paint what is around me; landscapes, objects, food, road scenes, recollected drive bys, dogs and whatever else strikes my fancy. Mostly I paint in oils and water colors.

I am now retired from a 41 year stint as a lawyer. I spend a lot of my time canoeing, skiing, gardening, logging, building, driving to and fro, and puttering about the house where I have a small studio with a makeshift gallery and garage.

I am also a Registered Maine Guide and enjoy taking parties of plein air painters up into the West Branch/Chesuncook and southern Allagash regions on canoe/painting expeditions.

Take a look at my paintings and see what you think. If you are interested in buying one to hang on a wall, or would like to go on a guided canoe/painting expeditione email me at johnalsop51@gmail.com or call me at 207-474-4650.