Born in Bellflower California but raised in Hawaii, John Milan is an artist who loves people and also loves telling stories about them. His many skating, hiking and surfing experiences as well as his travels helped shape his free spirit laid-back nature. He has been studying art since childhood and was formally trained in painting and drawing at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and then went ahead to finish his studies at the University of Georgia. Milan has a way of capturing the essence and gesture of his subject, which is evident in all his work. His attention to accuracy and detail in elegant line work are important attributes to his work. His paintings are as creative and exciting as his loving personality.
John says his success as a professional artist is attributed to his faith in God who has directed and inspired him in his work since childhood. His landscapes are an eclectic collection of his traveling experiences. He has exhibited his work in many galleries across Europe and the US and has been commissioned to do murals by many nightclubs and businesses in Honolulu, Miami, and Athens. Currently Milan works everyday in his Arizona studio, which he shares with his wife Elli. Milan and Elli have three beautiful daughters. Elli is also an artist so their collaboration brings out a side of their work that they could not reach if they were working separately. The couple believes that their art expresses the exchange between heaven and earth.