Paintcan Studios - Studio# 303
10-10 44th Avenue
John Kitses was raised in Massachusetts and studied painting and printmaking at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He has lived in California, France and mostly New York, and has travelled and painted in Eastern Europe, Greece and China. He currently resides in Jackson Heights, Queens.
John Kitses paints landscapes in watercolor, gouache and acrylic. After years of plein air painting while traveling, he now spends about half his time painting in his studio, on larger paper. He uses the spaces around and underneath highway overpasses to explore texture, light, and form. When not painting, he illustrates album covers and newspaper articles, and makes political cartoons. Video graphics, animation, an photography are also regular pursuits.
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