The work of John Mendoza is a diary of the man and his views of life. His watercolors bespeak of romance, nostalgia and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. They are gentle yet passionate, simple yet detailed, bold yet subtle and concrete yet abstract.
As he works, the painting magically communicates with him, almost dictating what should be put on paper.
His ability to think freely, confidently and intuitively allows him to create a Mendoza world, bursting with avalanches of color, which build wildly romantic and emotional feelings, creating a universal and esthetic appeal. Vertical and horizontal thrusts that dominate his work sweep downward from the basic motif in a wash that is essential to the paintings as a whole. This is the signature that is unmistakably the work of John L. Mendoza.
The artist is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Artist-In-Residence at the University of Southern Colorado and a veteran of numerous one-man shows, major competitions and awards. His juried shows include the American Watercolor Society, the National Arts Club, Watercolor USA, Rocky Mountain National Water Media, National Academy of Design and the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art.