John Metz is a mixed media artist who utilizes encaustic wax, oil paint, lacquer, shellac, and granite to create large works that are characterized by rich textures, patterns, and subtle hues. John describes his process as very sensorial. Allowing his work to evolve out of the process of making it, John's work is defined by the materials and techniques used during the creative process. He uses a wide variety of different techniques including, layering, image transfers, collaging, masking, scoring, scrubbing, and fusing.
Of his work, John says:
“My work explores concepts of timelessness, energy, beauty and spirituality. I am compelled to do work that conjures a sense of mystery, whether figurative or abstract."