John Springer is a 28 year old artist and outdoor educator. Born in Columbus Ga he moved to Charlotte, NC at the age of 8 and remained there until he left for college at Sewanee: The University of the South. Since his graduation in 2012 he has spent most of his time living in the western U.S. and now travels and paint in the U.S. and abroad.
His interest in art developed during high school where he took four years of International Baccalaureate Art during which time painting in acrylic became his focus. In college he studied geology and biology while taking a few art classes along the way.
In his professional life John has pursued the field of Outdoor Education by working for NOLS as a field Instructor teaching backpacking and skiing. His development as an artist has evolved since he graduated in college from recreational to full time work. Currently John works as a full-time commissioned artist and as a NOLS instructor intermittently.
Travel and adventure describe his life and this is manifested in his paintings. Spending most of his time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming he has bounced around from Hawaii to Washington State, from Idaho to Asheville, North Carolina, California, and France. He shows his work at Cowboy Coffee Company in Jackson, Wyoming.