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My name is John Mangels.

I am an abstract expressionist painter who creates abstracted landscape and non-objective abstract paintings using acrylics and watercolor. The theme for my work is “Abstract Reality and Beyond”.

I began my artistic journey in 2007 after I moved to St. George Utah and retired from a successful carrier in engineering, sales and marketing.

I began taking drawing and watercolor classes from local artists. I have also taken workshops from various Utah and national artists. I display my work in various Southern Utah galleries.

My goal as a painter is to translate the beauty of the red rock country and the desert around Southern Utah into paintings that will inspire others to appreciate the unmatched beauty that surrounds St. George. My painting style has evolved into “abstract reality” and “non-objective abstraction” after I fell in love with the “California Style” of watercolor painting and the paintings of the Abstract Expressionism movement of the late 1940's and 50's.

My work can be characterized by his use of bold colors, expressive brush strokes and a broad value range.

“My art is a journey and will continue to evolve. My goal is to continue to discover new ways to express my inner feelings.  I hope you will see this evolution as you enjoy my paintings on my website."

I am a member of the Southern Utah Art Guild and a Signature Member of the Dixie Watercolor Society.


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