“So… what do you get for the spouse who doesn’t need any material things for her milestone 60th birthday? How about an expertly created portrait of her and her twin daughters (and second portrait of her two dogs)? Well fortunately we were introduced to John Tempest, a talented artist who lives in our area and was willing to take on the challenge to create two large portraits. It was difficult, but I was able to keep the portrait unveiling as a surprise. At the birthday celebration event held at the Hope Valley Country Club with about 50 of our closest friends (including John and his lovely wife, Anne), I walked my bride into the event room where the two portraits were beautifully displayed on the wall and the overjoyed reaction when she saw the portraits was priceless! Thank you John for making this event so special. The two portraits are now proudly hung on the wall in our home and are considered among our most treasured possessions.”
— George Williamson
“I commissioned John to paint my two children Devon and Becca 18 years ago, and then of me, most recently in 2015. He captures nicely the spirit of his subjects and reveals their inherent personalities. A great artist!”
— Steve Landon
“I am a professional photographer, having worked with modeling agencies in NYC and major designers including Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, and musicians as Pete Townsend of The Who. I have known John professionally for 25 years. His portraits and artistry are well executed, and his heritage adds nicely to his noteworthy talent.”
— Robert Kirk