Gallery North Fine Art


John Winter

I am an emerging artist in Bemidji Minnesota. I have recently retired after 38 years working for Minnesota State Parks and an additional 6 years as Beltrami County’s Park Director. Although I have worked extensively in recreation and the natural resources I have also been a landscape architect.

This background experience contributes to my love for nature and recreation. I have had the opportunity to visit every one of our Minnesota’s State Parks and the North Shore of Minnesota many times during my career with the Department of Natural Resources. These experiences have helped to develop the subjects I now paint that are primarily focused on nature, history and recreation in Northern Minnesota.

My goal is to keep developing my artistic skills by painting watercolor paintings each day and having the opportunity to paint with other wonderful artists in the Bemidji area. I’m extremely lucky to live in Bemidji Minnesota that has one of the best art communities in Minnesota.

My objective is to keep painting and trying to have my watercolor paintings enjoyed by others. To achieve this goal I try to do craft shows and I’m a member at different art galleries. I sell my paintings at the cheapest possible price so that they can be enjoyed by everyone wanting to buy one rather than sitting unseen in my studio.

If you like my style of painting and would like to buy an original or print, please contact me at I also am willing to teach watercolor painting.