Cholla at Sunset


"Talent must be a fanatical mistress. She's beautiful: when you're with her, people watch you, they notice. But she bangs on your door at odd hours, and she disappears for long stretches, and she has no patience for the rest of your exhistence: your wife, your children, your friends. She is the most thrilling evening of your week, but some day she will leave you for good. One night, after she's been gone for years, you will see her on the arm of a younger man, and she will pretend not to recognize you."

--David Benioff, City of Thieves

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Welcome to Meister Graphics

Featuring the paintings of John Meister

Find out where I am currently exhibiting at Events.


Dressed for the Occasion

Featured Painting: On Edge (2016) Oil on Linen, 11"x14"

"Every artist should find a muse ... History, past and present, provides us with a rich diversity in art. When I feel that my muse is hiding from me, I am always inspired by those visual historians who came before and left behind something to admire." –from my Bio

My name is John Meister and I am an artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After more than 20 years of illustration and Graphic Design, I made the shift to follow a long-time dream of painting. On this site you will find galleries of both my current paintings and examples of my past commercial work. My events calendar lists dates and links for what is going on in my art world. I also have a link to my contact information if you would like to get in touch with me.

I hope that you enjoy your experience here and have some time to look around. If you have any questions or comments about the art, the site in general, or just want to catch up, contact me, I would love to hear from you. Please take time to sign my guestbook before you leave to let me know that you've visited.

Cheers and thanks for stopping by! John

Look near the bottom of this page to see galleries where I am represented.


Cooperative Art Project:

Paint the Ballet

In 2013, I began the Paint the Ballet cooperative arts project. Painters work with the New Mexico Ballet Company to paint the subject of ballet. Click Paint the Ballet above to see more about this unique project.



My art is currently represented by:

Purple Sage Gallery - Representing some of my Plein Air Paintings

201 San Felipe NW (In Historic Old Town), Albuquerque, NM 87104


I am currently a member of the following art organizations:

PAPNM - Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
RGAA - Rio Grande Art Association
NMAL - New Mexico Art League
MASF - Miniature Art Society of Florida
OPA- Oil Painters of America
PTB - Paint the Ballet