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John Paul Thornton
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John Paul Thornton Solo Exhibition
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John Paul Thornton- prophet
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All Children Have Guardian Angels
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True Believers
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Once You Have Tasted Flight
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Welcome to my Warm House
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Video Interview: John Paul Thornton
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My Book, ART AND COURAGE
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Korean Cherry Blossoms
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Curse My Name.
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Forgotten Memories
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Macroscopic Image of Eye
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Muses of the Masters
Beautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance. These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences. Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862 Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante G
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TradSavvy VI: johnpaulthornton on oils
:thumb103756558::thumb103756558::thumb103756558::thumb103756558::thumb103756558: Introductions! Greetings! We from The Community Relations' Traditional Art Team thank you all for your patience during this rather long hiatus, and we're proud to present the sixth instalment of Project TradSavvy.   Joining us here today for the coverage on oils is johnpaulthornton (https://www.deviantart.com/johnpaulthornton), renowned for his paintings depicting the missing children of America, as well as extending his influence through teaching at workshops and lectures around the globe, in addition to representing the United States in exhibitions in international cities. His book Art And Cour
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Deviousness Award

`johnpaulthornton is a traditional artist who despite being part of our community for a relatively short period of time, has made a massive impact on people's lives. His gallery is an emotional journey, filled with portraits of missing children . Many of these hauntingly beautiful paintings have been exhibited across the United States in an effort to raise awareness and hopefully reunite families. You may have read about John Paul's work in the incredible story of a missing girl who was returned 18 yrs later to her parents which received international media attention. `johnpaulthornton always takes time to participate positively, providing excellent critique and inspirational journals, all of which go hand in hand at securing the Deviousness Award for October 2009. Congratulations John Paul!
Awarded Oct 2009
Painting with Knives creates sensations of flesh and soul.
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Why Paint Missing Children?
A little girl I knew was abducted. I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.) I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland. One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait
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Three Questions:
Question 1:  "What was the Artist trying to say?" Question 2:  "Was the Artist successful in saying it?" Question 3: "Was it worth it?" The Third Question is the one which burns.
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God bless you sir for the work that you've done with regard to bringing attention to the plight of missing children in the United States.

Indeed, you are an inspiration to others.

Best wishes,

v-242

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Much gratitude for your kind words.
-John Paul
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You're welcome.

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Happy birthday!
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