Growing up in Chippewa Falls, artist John McFaul had frequent access to the beauty of both the Wisconsin and the Canadian Northwoods. From these sources he drew inspiration that has ignited into a lifelong passion for the natural world. Research trips have since taken John to numerous wilderness areas throughout the continental US, Alaska, Canada and East Africa. Having lived in Wyoming and Utah, he’s especially familiar with the American West. Specific wilderness areas of this region include, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, as well as Antelope Island State Park. John has also visited many of the world’s greatest museums, a few of these are, the Louvre in Paris, Guggenheim in NY, and the Art Institute in Chicago. These experiences are just some of the many building blocks that have lead John to national recognition for the wide range of his artistic vision.
John is now based in the Northwoods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With the shores of Lake Superior, Ottawa National Forest, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and Chequamegon National Forest in excellent proximity, he considers the area a wildlife artist’s paradise. These forests are home to black bear, wolves, white-tailed deer, fisher, elk, abundant bald eagles as well as the occasional moose. Below are a sampling of the numerous awards/honors he’s accrued throughout his career. Appreciative of all he’s achieved, his commitment to constant artistic growth keeps him ever pushing to find new ways to bring his collectors the essence of the natural world.