Waterhouse Gallery
John Iwerks
New Works

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Mission Fountain
18 x 24 Original Oil Painting $2200
 Valley Oak in Oak Park
12 x 16 Original Oil Painting $1100

Caliente Spring, Carrizo Plain
8 x 10 Original Oil Painting SOLD
Stern's Wharf
6 x 15 Original Watercolor $950

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John Iwerks

John's 40 year career as a landscape painter, graphic artist and sculptor is a natural outcome of his heritage within a highly creative family. His grandfather, Ub Iwerks, was the creator of Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with Walt Disney. His father, Don Iwerks, is a Disney Legend as is Ub. John's older brother Larry is an artist, and his younger sister Leslie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. John's wife Chris Chapman is an artist, and they've worked and painted together for over 25 years.

Since 1991 John has been a popular teacher of plein air painting at Santa Barbara City College's Adult Education. He thrives on working with different materials; oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, stone, ceramics, and metal. He is a founding member of the Oak Group, a Santa Barbara based group of artists formed in 1986, dedicated to preserving open spaces.

John's fascination with earth sciences earned him the honorary title of Fellow at UCSB where his cross-section mural is installed in the Geology Department. More geologic murals were commissioned and are permanent installations at Channel Islands Ntl. Park (Santa Barbara Island), Cal State Northridge, Santa Barbara City College and Laguna Hills Community Center. An interpretive map UCSB's 6,000 acre Sedgwick Reserve was created by John along with numerous illustrations of wildlife for their brochure and trail guides.

Other commissions include an expansive mural at Carrizo Plain Ntl. Monument, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Nature Trail illustrations, Logo and Topographic Map of Arroyo Hondo Preserve (where John and Chris were Preserve Managers) and a bronze/stone Donor Recognition Monument at Santa Barbara's Ellwood Mesa for the Trust for Public Land.

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