By David Light

Artist John Banovich began painting when he was seven years old with his sister, Teri, a talented artist. She started him off properly of course, in oils. Along with painting, he went into the woods hunting with his father, an avid gamesman. During this time he gained an intimate knowledge of animal anatomy while field dressing game and a patient, watchful eye, the hallmark of a great hunter, and, in this case, also a great artist.