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John P. Weiss is an fine artist, author, cartoonist, and retired police chief. John studied painting extensively with American master Scott L. Christensen. Museum visits, workshops and intense personal study honed his craft. John paints in oils, watercolor and gouache. He favors a limited palette, and looks for the intersection between painterly realism and artful abstraction.
John's first book, An Artful Life - Inspirational Stories and Essays for the Artist in Everyone, contains poignant stories and uplifting articles to help readers live a more artful and fulfilling life. See what readers are saying here.
John is a top writer on the website Medium, where he writes about the creative arts, personal development, minimalism and life lessons. Read John's Medium blog.
John appeared on best selling author Jeff Goins' popular podcast, The Portfolio Life. Click on the image below to listen to the interview.
John is a former editorial cartoonist whose work appears in several editions of Charles Brooks's Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. John publishes a weekly comic strip, The Life of Art, for the website Fine Art Views. John often illustrates his blog posts with original cartoons.
John is a former police chief with over 26 years of law enforcement experience. He holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Administration. John embraced community policing and the philosophy that all people must be treated with basic human dignity, including those on the margins of society.
John spent over 10 years as Chief of Police, but retired early in order to become a full-time artist and writer. John's many years of police experience, art background and voracious reading all inform his inspirational writing. His goal is to inspire others to live a more creative, artful life.
John is a former martial artist, having studied jujitsu for many years.
John lives in Southern Nevada with his wife, son and loyal studio dogs.
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