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About John Henry Folley
John Folley is a New England-based independent artist and illustrator. He received his B.A. in Studio Art and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and was subsequently employed as the Art Department Chair and Art Instructor at the Heights School outside of Washington, D.C. He recently concluded instruction in the Boston School of Painting with the master artist Paul Ingbretson. Read about his motivations in his artist statement and also in his blog post, Why I Left.
John is Visiting Fellow and Art Guild Master at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH.
His studio is on the historic town green in Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he also resides with his wife, Deirdre, and four young children.
John also has done significant work in the field of Illustration. Please click on the link to view his Illustration Portfolio.
Sept. 24, 2018, Worcester Telegram: Artist Finds the Perfect light in Lancaster Town Hall
August 25-26, 2018, The Wall Street Journal: Children's Books: James Baldwin's Tale of Childhood in Harlem
2018 ・ Ingbretson Studio Alumni Exhibition, Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA
2018 ・ 'Silence the Stones,' Trinity Church, Bolton, MA
2018 ・‘Light and Form,’ Bolton Public Library, Bolton, MA — Solo exhibit
2017 ・Academic Artists Association 67th Annual National Exhibition, Vernon, CT
2016 ・New Hampshire Art Association Plein Air Paintout Show, Portsmouth, NH
2012 ・Educators Exhibition, Gallery Vivia, Bethesda, MD