John L. Perdue Announced as Art Quench Gallery’s 2012 October Landscape Competition Winner

John L. Perdue Announced Winner of The 2012 ” October Landscape”  Competition by Art Quench Magazine

Small Lake John L. Perdue

Title; Small lake

Art Quench Competition Juror; Monica Hicks…

The clarity and intensity of his images are really captivating. The landscapes feel visceral and I can imagine that there is some digital enhancements, which I like. If not, I still appreciate his work. The still-ness of water and the frozen clouds in the the atmosphere are so…calming.  This is work that quiets the soul.

More on John…

The photography bug caught me about 1972 with the purchase of a used, yet quality 35mm SLR. Within three years photography courses from two institutions had been completed.

Multiple workshops on lighting and darkroom technique followed, and then an apprenticeship in portraiture. With an enlistment expired it was off to home and college. Photography provided an income by producing portraits, slides for commercial use, advertisements, and prints of real estate, all processed in my darkroom. When the business world called, photography became a passionate hobby for many years.

The switch to digital happened in 2000. All the basics of photography that served so well with film became just as relevant with digital. After many dollars in equipment and many hours of training, the digital image became an art form developing in the computer.

Photographers still paint with light but now process the images in the computer instead of the darkroom. When an image during processing becomes a scene that is harmonious in color and form, pleasant to the eye, and striking in the mind, it becomes art instead of just a photograph. Some of my images are very real with great detail, some are surreal portraying an emotion.

All have been heavily processed requiring many hours of work. All are intended to be a pleasant viewing experience for you.  I sincerely hope that you thoroughly enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Awarded Special Recognition;

The following Artists have been chosen;



Anthony Conrad


Sabine Blodorn




Paul Hitchen


Terry Kruse



Rashid Cornish


This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at and


On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.


One response to “John L. Perdue Announced as Art Quench Gallery’s 2012 October Landscape Competition Winner

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