John Wolff had an interest in art from an early age, but did not pursue his art career until after his retirement.  In his last year of working as an International Captain, John rediscovered his desire to draw and paint.  When he retired, he returned to art full time and began taking drawing and watercolor painting classes.  He had not had any formal art training before this time.  He has continued to work in watercolor and is a member of multiple watercolor societies located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.  The primary focus of his work is in portraits and figure paintings. By Alexa Varga


Artist Statement

“What attracts me is that little moment in time that suggests a thought or action on the part of the subject….or as others have said, ‘an arrested movement’ of the head or body….a gesture, if you will.  I don’t necessarily want to illustrate an obvious moment.  Rather, I try to suggest that ‘something else is going on’ and let the viewer ponder what that might be.”





BA Psychology, Randolph-Macon College
MA Psychology, University of Richmond


Work Experience

Marketing Research Manager-Philip Morris, Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals, General Foods, Best Foods
Certified Pilot Center- Flight Instructor
Executive Charter-Captain
Union Camp Corporation-Senior Captain
NetJets, Inc.-Senior Captain


Juried Exhibit Acceptance

Hudson Valley Art Association
North East Water Color Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Philadelphia Watercolor Society
Essex Water Color Club
Audubon Artists Association
West Essex Art Association
Garden State Watercolor Society
New Jersey Water Color Society
American Artists Professional League-New Jersey Chapter


Recent Awards

Best In Show-West Essex Art Association- 2012
Best In Show-Essex Water Color Club-2012
Awards Of Excellence- Essex Water Color Club-2012
Art Centre of New Jersey-2012
Livingston Arts Association-2011
Philadelphia Watercolor Society-2011


Signature Memberships

Essex Water Color Society
Garden State Watercolor Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Philadelphia Watercolor Society
North East Watercolor Society 


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