The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

John Kiser

John Kiser Fine Art
Home 5139 Folkerth Road County: Darke
Greenville OH 45331 United States
Home Phone: 9375698934 Website: John Kiser Fine Art


Growing up in a small farm in western Ohio John was inspired by nature. From an early age he began to draw and paint as often as he could. After high school he joined the military and started a family but continued his artistic journey whenever time allowed. For a time, he painted pastel portraits for tourists while stationed in Norfolk Virginia began. When a chance encounter with a Disney artist happened in 2013 his passion for oil painting was reignited. He began his new journey of painting and decided to pursue it full times in 2021.

Artist Statement

Reflective light is mesmerizing. It highlights the beauty that is often missed by the casual eye. It’s like the jewelry for the overlooked everyday surroundings of our lives. My passion is to try to capture these fleeting moments of dazzling light and color.