John Collado
John Collado
I'm an Artist and Illustrator
Wells, New York, United States

About

After retiring from law enforcement I migrated to what I have been doing on and off all my life, drawing and illustrating. I started my art business full time in 1991 shortly after retirement and have been there since. My style is more realistic but I do have a lighter side that gives me the freedom to express myself in a more whimsical and satirical manner, and though I am self taught in traditional art, I have also included digital art as a means to keep up with my clients and their hectic schedules. Both have allowed me to express my style in children's books and illustrating cover art for authors and publishers. I dabble in other forms of art that are personal to me and that allow me to express my views and personality. I hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen in my portfolio and thank you for your visit.

RECOMMENDATIONS

John is a very talented artist and a pleasure to work with. My wife and I cannot say enough to express how impressed we are with his work, professionalism, and, most importantly, patience. The interaction between author and artist can often be a harrowing journey, but John was very patient and went above and beyond to do whatever it took to transfer the crazy scenes in my head into a wonderful book cover. We love what he produced for us and cannot wait to work with him on the second installment of the series. Thank you, John!

E.L Seer
Author of Ethan Fox Books
August 3, 2021

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John provided illustrations for my book, Anchored, being published December 2020. He immediately became very interested in my project. John brought expertise to the table that elevated my project along with recommendations and a very professional interaction.

My illustrations are far better than imagined and I believe they are the piece that will tip the scale for the reader.

I recommend him without reservation.

Janice R Hunt
December 2, 2020

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I cannot recommend John highly enough. I was looking for someone to produce 30 x caricatures as part of a leaving gift for a group of students who were unable to graduate as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Not only did John offer his services he was willing to give up his time and expertise free of charge on the condition that a donation be made to support our national health service here in the UK. I was blown away by John’s generosity but even more so by the quality of the artwork John was able to produce even from low resolution images.
Even though John offered to produce these for free he did not compromise on the detail or quality. John was able to capture a true likeness of each pupil in full colour.
Communication was perfect and all work was produced well ahead of schedule.
If you are looking for someone to produce detailed caricatures then look no further.

Craig Gillon
Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics at St Bede's catholic high school ormskirk

May 5, 2020, Craig was a client of John’s

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John was very easy to work with. He illustrated my children's book in a timely fashion and was always quick to respond. He communicates clearly and professionally.

Kristin Anderson
worked with John on her first children's book "Find Those Iggies" 2014.

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I've known John for over 24 years. He is a talented artist with a vision beyond anything I could understand. I have had several occassions to view his artwork and have always been impressed with his work and vision. He is also a top notch individual who I trust completely.

Donald VanDeusen
Chief of Police at City of Gloversville Police Department (retired)

November 7, 2014, John worked with Donald in the same group.

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John is an excellent cover artist, his creativeness and ability to conceptualize the subject matter is second to none. John has produced more than four book covers for me and will continue as my cover artist when new books come out.
If you need a book cover - John at Time Work Graphics is the person to talk too, you won't be disappointed.

Trace Hunter
Author, Writer at Time Work Books

July 3, 2014, John worked with Trace in the same group.

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I've known John for almost 20 years and have worked with him on several projects. His work is top-notch and meticulous. He is easily one of the best graphic artists/illustrators I have ever known. I would highly recommend John for any project.

William M. Alexander 2009

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Skills

Book Cover IllustrationChildren's Book Illustratorpolitical satirePortraitureCaricaturesDemonstrative Graphics

Software proficiency

Clip Studio Paint
Clip Studio Paint
Photoshop
Photoshop
Painter
Painter
SketchUp
SketchUp
Illustrator
Illustrator
Rebelle
Rebelle