About

John Sauer – Minneapolis based painter and illustrator.

As an illustrator: I’ve worked with a wide variety of satisfied clients locally and nationally since 1994. A partial list includes: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. 3M, General Mills, Target, Winsor Publishing, Prolific Games, Carleton College, and many, many local designers.
As an artist:  My goal in painting is to express my feelings on the emotional and psychological aspects of modern life. I like to try to include narratives and some sense of mystery. My hope is that a viewer is drawn to the work, finds and considers those aspects on a personal level and can connect with it.
My background in illustration has instilled a great sense of freedom to approach painting via a wide variety of themes and interests both highbrow and lowbrow, often with a little humor and a bit of pathos added.
Here’s an interview from 2022 with more: at MPLSART.COM

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Please feel free to contact me with questions you have regarding art, illustration, or anything here at johnsauer.com.

Thanks for visiting!   -John
p.s. I firmly believe pencil boxes contain magic.