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

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

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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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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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