Wish we could post all of John Caple’s captivating paintings for though they are somber, they are filled with intense passion. John Caple is a self-taught artist who creates paintings in a folk art tradition. He grew up in a close, rural community in which family stories and folk traditions were passed down through successive generations and which were to become the inspiration for his earliest paintings. He paints entirely for himself, a manner of painting that is straightforward, simple and perfectly suited to the job. On John Martin Gallery he is quoted as follows:
“In a world in which we can feel increasingly disenchanted from the earth, I wanted to think about the search for re-enchantment and a simpler wildness within us. It is perhaps that small wilderness within that shapes our relationship to the macrocosm, and so ultimately shapes the world we live in.”
John Caple is represented by John Martin Gallery.
Images: Courtesy of John Caple.