Welcome to JOHN BALZER ARTS. I am a Virginian by birth and retired as an elementary art teacher after 25 years on the Maine coast. Much of the photography on the site is representative of my time in New York City and Maine. I now reside in Portland,OR, and my new work is reflecting that. The musicians and most of the portraits are from Portland. The sculpture and painting galleries are of work completed in the last five years. The LIGHT AND MOTION technique was developed over a two year period and represents hundreds of hours of experimentation. My experience with migraines in NYC informed the work.

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