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John Dykes
John S. Dykes enjoys a wide variety of painting and drawing. Works range from editorial and corporate illustration to children's books and personal projects. John works in acrylic, pen and watercolor, collage and digital. He creates his digital pieces under the name Leo Acadia (because it is quite different than his traditional techniques). John has exhibited in the Society of Illustrators annual shows, he has won gold and silver awards from The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print, How Magazine, 3x3 Illustration Annual, and Step by Step Graphics, Folio Show - silver award, and the R.S.V.P. portrait show...

Editorial clients include Time, Newsweek, U.S.News, Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, N.Y.Times, Boston Globe, L.A.Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, Money, Barron's, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Readers' Digest, Forbes, Fortune...

Some of John's Corporate and Publishing clients include Amex, AT&T, IBM, Disney Press, FCB Worldwide, Capital One, Pfizer, McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Fidelity, American Red Cross, Major League Baseball, BC/BS, GE, NBC... John lives and works in Sudbury, Massachusetts (near Boston) with his wife Patti and two sons, Jeffrey and Gregory. Daily painting, drawing, and exercise keep him out of trouble, as well as plenty of skiing (usually in the winter), golf (most likely during the non-winter), guitar playing, consuming Patti's homemade pizza, travel, skateboarding, and more pizza...
Classes
The Power of The Idea (3 weeks)
The Power of The Idea (6 weeks)
Visual Metaphors (3 weeks)
Visual Metaphors (6 weeks)
Editorial Print (3 weeks)
Editorial Print (6 weeks)
Caricature (3 weeks)
Caricature (6 weeks)