John Gascot paints with a ¬†sensitivity towards the female form and to color and composition. This painting to the left, titled “Soulful Warrior” ingeniously combines humor, simplicity and concept. I love how the main figure appears to be a hand puppet, and how the weapon is a spatula.

Mr. Gascot has a studio in Building 4 at the Workhouse Center for the Arts in Lorton Virginia. He shares a studio with Mary Gallagher Stout, and together they are creating a new series of art that is well worth viewing. ¬†Also, check out John and Mary’s sweet interpretive dance ¬†on UTUBE.