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

Morning Watch 


My name is John Meister and I am a fine art oil painter living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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


Herd Mentality

Featured Painting: MOON BATH, (2023) Oil, 45"x28" by John Meister


Poppy Face

Featured Painting: POPPY FIESTA, (2022) Oil, 26"x54" by John Meister


I am pleased to share gallery representation for my art at:

Manitou Logo w AddressesManitou Galleries and The Legacy Gallery are some of Santa Fe's premier galleries for Western art. Next time you are in Santa Fe, I hope that you can visit them to see my work in person - you will also enjoy meeting thier fantastic staff.

Manitou Logo w AddressesWestern Skies Gallery is a new gallery in Ranchos de Taos, NM. It is about 1/2 mile south of the Ranchos de Taos Plaza, and about 5 miles south of the Taos Plaza. It is also the home to Weisfield Studio and Gallery.

Learn out about additional events where I am exhibiting at Events.

"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." –John

Summer Path
Cholla Fruit Study
Just Before the Fireworks
Snowy Oaks



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
OPA- Oil Painters of America