John La Huis’ work emerges from a concept of addition and subtraction of colors, hues and materials, which are both the tools and the byproduct.  An original idea initiates the process but can either be discarded completely or simply become a fragment of the finished piece. In this way his work is wholly abstract.

The original idea comes accompanied by a visual reference yet often ends in something that transforms the referenced idea.  An unexpected form emerges pushing through and creates balance. The final concept prevails as part and parcel of the reduction of the first idea.

All is thrust forward but viewed with distrust. Color is used with reservation. 

By way of instinct his work is sculptural. As the work progresses it morphs through an evolution of its own, and having mass, a fight ensues between two and three dimensions.

The discovery of new mediums and materials such as epoxy resins, fiberglass, tar, and other unusual elements, have inspired him to create a language through exploration.

La Huis’ approach is at once serious and intricate while simple and naïve as his art.  He has dedicated the last fifteen years exploring various mediums: drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting.

Painting is his predominate practice; it’s all important and hard work for him.



Mixed Media on Panel 60″ x 36″


Mixed Media on Panel 78″ x 63″


Mixed Media on Panel 81″ x 73″


Mixed Media on Panel 71″ x 56″


Big Love

Mixed Media Resin on Panel 73″ x 91″ SOLD

Grid Lock

Mixed Media on Panel 73″ x 90″ SOLD

BW Abstract

Mixed Media Resin on Panel 25.5″ x 41.5″ SOLD

Push Pull

Mixed Media on Panel 64.5″ x 65″ SOLD


MIxed Media Resin on Panel 49″ x 47″ SOLD


Mixed media on panel 84″ x 64″ SOLD


Mixed Media on Panel 76″ x 60.5″ SOLD

Second Act

Mixed Media on Panel 59″ x 52″ SOLD

Sea Change

Mixed Media on Panel 90″ x 72″ SOLD

Lapis Azul

Mixed Media on Panel 72″ x 80″ SOLD


Mixed Media on Panel 62″ x 55″ SOLD


Mixed media on Canvas 73″ x 62″ inches SOLD

Mt. Zeus

Mixed media on Canvas 72″ x 57″ SOLD

Jazz Dog

Mixed Media on Panel 71″ x 56.5″ SOLD

Golden Hour

Mixed media on Canvas 80″ x 60″ inches SOLD

White Veil

Mixed media on Canvas 40″ x 30″ ea SOLD