My Last Leonardo

  • Fine art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrations


John Marshall ( 12 February 1952 - ) is a contemporary realist painter who lives and works in Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada. A native of Dublin Ireland, his realistic paintings pay compliments to his subjects. John’s distinctive personal style in reproducing Old Master paintings, particularly Leonardo da Vinci, emanates from the life and soul of the original masterpiece and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the master himself.

Apart from Old Masters, John’s innate talent captures landscapes and people which are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. As John explains, “I want to look into the soul of the subject and be immersed in it’s heart and spirit.”

The term Old Master is used to identify an eminent European artist from the approximate period 1300 to 1800 and includes artists from the Early Renaissance through to the Romantic movement.  The most famous works by Old Masters are characterized by innovation in technique and style as well as a drive to create believable figures and landscapes through the realistic representation of perspective and proportion.

Throughout his life, John has always been fascinated by the history of art and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. John graduated from the National College of Art in Dublin and studied art in Paris France.

From 2013 to 2019, John received multiple advertising global awards for his patented new advertising innovation that attracted some of the biggest names to implement his new digital technology.

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