From breathtaking sunsets to awe-inspiring waves, beautiful sea creatures, and captivating portraits of famous music artists, visual artist John Lasonio has been immortalizing these beautiful scenes and subjects through his artwork for most of his life. Best known for his leaning towards environmental protection by keeping the beaches and marine life protected, his artwork has been a source of inspiration and environmental awareness for so many art enthusiasts across the country. He is also passionate about promoting the lifestyle of surfing and coastal culture, one that is laidback, calm, and filled with sunny dispositions and a lot of cold drinks.
John Lasonio first fell in love with art when he was just a mere five-year-old after his mother got him a How to Draw Disney Characters book. He spent countless hours practicing and making drawings for several days, and he has not stopped creating something beautiful since then. He created his first portrait when he was 12 years old, drawing the boy from the U2 inner sleeve from the band’s album Boy. He discovered that he was pretty good at it and immediately tried his luck with Sting from the Synchronicity album.
Becoming more confident of his innate skills, John Lasonio started joining art contests. Sometimes he would win. Sometimes he would lose. But he never got discouraged, nor did he think of ever stopping from doing the one thing he was clearly very good at. When he was in high school, his art teacher entered him into a drug-free poster-making contest in the district, where he bested 755 other entries and took home a prize. That poster was used throughout the district, and he was even interviewed by the mayor, who was amazed at his unique skills.
Over the years, John Lasonio found his preferred style using acrylic art markers. As time went by, he kept on creating more and more artwork that set him apart from other contemporary artists in the country. He eventually established a site with The Art Storefronts, which gave him a platform to share his creations with a bigger audience. Due to the quality of his work and his professionalism when it comes to connecting with dealers and collectors, he was officially designated as a Trusted Art Seller by The Art Storefronts Organization.
John Lasonio draws inspiration from everything he sees and feels. Usually, he would see something, and something inside of him automatically sparks. As to his techniques, he likes exploring possibilities, but he is often inclined to use pencil or acrylic markers. Whenever he is painting, he likes exploring new brush strokes to come out with something distinct.
At present, John Lasonio could not be any happier than the world has an opportunity to see his works online. His website is filled with bright and calming colors, offering viewers a taste of the beautiful life he lives. As he continues to pour out his life into creating works that speak a thousand words, he hopes to inspire people to pursue their dreams as well, just as he did, and to make their lives worth remembering.