John Bostock applies emotion to canvas in multi-textured strokes of strong color. In a time when many artists choose to portray a darker side, Bostock celebrates the positive. His joie de vivre is unmistakable. Abstract images connect with clarity; sensitivity underlines boldness. The influence of Bostock's native California is evident in semi-exotic, vivid themes — a western seaboard aptitude for fun.

His medium is oil, in its most brilliant presentation, layered on to vary dimensions. The artist has introduced copper sheeting and metal leafs to punctuate his message. Sometimes calm and spiritual, sometimes jubilant and passionate, Bostock paintings always take wing, soaring with an elation that projects like a sunbeam from artist to viewer.

1970-75: From the start John Bostock experimented with the use of oil color to produce emotion on canvas. The influence of his native state of California is evident with the artist's almost euphoric choice of vivid abstractions.

1975-85: Texture came into play as Bostock added more and more thicknesses of paint to surfaces. But this new dimension did not cause his passion for color to fade. He continued to intensify hues to express primarily happy, uplifting, ultimately rejoicing sensations.

1985-1992: Movement, portrayed with upward flowing strokes, now became a recurrent emphasis. The paintings evoke a fantasy flight from earthbound measures.

1992-2002: A new impact was apparent as the artist introduced strips of copper to his canvas. The metal pulses through the texture of dynamic effect, reinforcing the ever powerful color of the Bostock works of art.

2002-present: Another new impact arrived in Bostock's works with the use of metal leaf. In 2003-2006 Bostock became one of Danielle Steel's permanent artists and showed in her gallery until closing in 2006.