A well recognised name in New Zealand Art, John Badcock is from an extremely artistic family and first began painting with his father, Douglas Badcock, in Queenstown over 45 years ago. He has been working as a professional artist for more than 30 years and has had numerous public and dealer gallery exhibitions.
John's artwork is identifiable by his heavily applied and beautifully sculptured use of rich oil paint on board. These vivid textural paintings illustrate the skill of his ability to form fields of grasses and seeding flowers, stunning portraiture or the bold form of intricate Victorian architecture from paint that is almost “falling off the canvas”.
John's works are held in major public collections including The Hocken Library, Dunedin, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru and Andersons Park, Invercargill. He also has work in the Sackman Corporation collection in New York. He has numerous art awards to his name throughout New Zealand and in 2007 he was selected for the Archibald Salon des Refuses exhibition in Sydney, Australia. In 2008 he was elected to the South Canterbury Hall of Fame, Timaru.