John Patrick Weiss

by Sarah Judson December 12, 2016

John Patrick Weiss is an artist and writer whose website has over 150 inspiring articles about art and the art of living. His previous careers as a police chief and editorial cartoonist overlapped and informed each other, and he was also a composite sketch artist. "My cartoons improved morale and rapport with my coworkers. My composite sketches helped my development as a detective. Being recognized in the local media as a “renaissance man” challenged locals to think of cops as more than just law enforcers. It humanized me to the public. That in turn garnered greater trust."

He studied landscape painting extensively with Scott Christensen in Idaho. Shown here are Lakeshore (9x12, top) and Lastlight (8x10, above).





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