Before his passing in 1991, John’s talents encompassed a great many mediums including oils, etchings, acrylics, charcoal, watercolors, pen and ink, casein, and more. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Art Student’s League, the U.S. State Department, The Arnot Art Museum, the State Capitol of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Museum, the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, Kennecott Copper Corporation, and other institutional and private collections. Most of the works shown on this site are oils or watercolors.
An artist’s uniqueness lies not only in his inner vision but also in his reaction to the outer stimuli of place and personality. John Stermer’s art reflects his feeling for a special environment, the American Southwest, particularly a part of New Mexico whose circumference encloses the Gila Wilderness, the Black Range, the Mimbres and Mesilla, the lower Rio Grande and Las Cruces, and Silver City as the center.
This collection of paintings and etchings is a legacy of love to southwestern New Mexico and its people. Panoramic views of the Kneeling Nun Mountain and Cook’s Peak and the Big Sky paintings create the area’s massive spaces just as the mountain juniper traces the violence of rocky, windswept landscapes.
We invite you to enjoy, as we do, the fine artistry of John Stermer.
Many of the works on this web site are for sale. Please, contact us for more information.