Shelter Island Art Association

John Oakes
John Oakes I have lived in San Diego for over 50 years. I'm primarily a self taught artist with a growing interest in fine art photography. When I retired at 62 my artist and photography journey began, first with acrylics as a realistic painter of nature and wildlife, then in the last few years as a fine art photographer. I'm currently doing both, creating many mixed media pieces of fine art. I love capturing God's awesome creation either on canvas or with camera.
My art can be seen here at the
" Shelter Island Art Walk "
or on the web at 
Enchanted Aspen
Pines on rockface
I have exhibited my work at the
St.Clair Gallery in
 El Cajon and Coronado,
The Tina Christiansen Gallery in Coronado
as well as the Del Mar Fair
and Del Mar Art in the Pines
venue at Torrey Pines State Reserve.
You can contact me at
or by phone at (858) 442-8344. 

Shelter Island
Under an Augusta
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