R. John Ichter is best known for his brilliantly colored, stylized landscapes in pastel on suede and abstract oil and acrylics on canvas. His color-saturated landscapes and dragonflies convey his passion for the beauty of nature and his intense abstract works show his depth of imagination and spontaneity.
Ichter's signature style has been developed over an almost thirty-year career in painting. In all of his work, intense competing colors co-exist harmoniously and create a sense of lush, vibrant and idyllic natural world.
"Handsome Cardinal" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Snow Bird Song" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Cardinal Friends" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"In Our Amber Days" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Flamingo Joe" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"The Night Watch" 36 x 48 Oil on Canvas
"The Raven Knows" 24 x 18 Oil on Canvas
"Her Morning Elegance" 24 x 18 Oil on Canvas
"Who Knows?" 24 x 18 Oil on Canvas
"Sir Richard" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Mr. Romeo" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
Raven, 12 x 12, Oil on Canvas
Dwarf Asian Kingfisher, 12 x 12, Oil on Canvas
"Mr. Waxwing" 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
I Know You Are There, 33 x 60, Pastel on Suede
Wild Rooster of Maui, 23.5 x 28, Acrylic on Canvas
"The Night of Van Gogh" 24 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
"The Holy City" 60 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas
Majestic Cardinal 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Charleston Church" 27.75 x 15.75 Acrylic on Canvas
"A Half Forgotten Dream" 31 x 41 Acrylic on Canvas
Highland Falls, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 20 in
"Pink-Red Forest" 36 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
"The Time Has Come", Pastel on Suede, 24 x 20 in
"Dreams of Cortona", Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 24 in
"Chicks, Man! I" 10 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas
"Chicks, Man! III" 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas
"Two Dragonflies" 16 x 16 Pastel on Suede
"Autumn Water Garden I" 16 x 12 Pastel on Suede
"Autumn Water Garden II" 16 x 12 Pastel on Suede
"Stay Awhile With Me" 36 x 48 Pastel on Suede
"Crystal Waterfall" 72 x 48 Oxidized Metal and Acrylic on Canvas
"Always and Forever" 60 x 48 Mixed Media
"Songs of Distant Earth VII" 48 x 30 Mixed Media on Canvas
"Songs of Distant Earth VIII" 48 x 92 Mixed Media on Canvas
"Songs of Distant Earth IX" 48 x 92 Oxidized Metal and Acrylic on Canvas
Untitled 134, 12 x 12, Reverse Acrylic on Plexiglass
15-134, 12 x 12, Reverse Acrylic on Plexiglass
"Serenity I" 36 x 36 Reverse Acrylic on Plexiglass
"4 Koi", 2.5 x 5 x 5 in, Acrylic in Resin
"5 Koi", 4.50 x 8.75 in, Resin and Acrylic
"50 Koi", 4 x 13 x 13 in, Round Imported Japanese Sushi Oke with Resin and Acrylic
"Manhattan" 7 3/4" x 4 3/4" Acrylic in Resin in Martini Glass
"Kamikaze" 7.75 x 4.75 Acrylic on Resin
"3 Koi" 8 3/4" x 4 1/2" Acrylic in Resin in Imported Cypress Oke
"Koi with Pearl" 16" x 6"
"3 Koi in Bamboo Box" 7" x 7" Acrylic in Resin
"White and Orange Koi in Bamboo Box" 6" x 3" x 2" Acrylic in Resin
"Orange Koi with White River Rocks in Bamboo Box" 3.5 x 7 Acrylic in Resin
EDUCATION BA, West Georgia College 1982 Special studies in watercolor under Bruce Bobick
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE While still in college, the Milliken Design Center awarded a summer internship to Mr. Ichter. This internship eventually led him to design fabrics that were sold through the United States.
Jazz/Gospel musician Jerome Olds commissioned Mr. Ichter to illustrate two album covers in 1986.
The Ritz-Carlton's downtown property features a number of Ichter's signature style paintings.
"It is very rewarding to have people love the artwork I do. It's also pretty cool to go to the different galleries that represent me for shows and chatting with and painting for gallery-goes and my collectors. I really like having people watch while I paint. I enjoy traveling, especially around Europe. I get a lot of inspiration for my work from my travels."
Ichter lives alone with his two whippetts, Joe and Rudy, in the Little Five points section of Atlanta. Along with biking and golf, Ichter trains and teaches karate having achieved rank of "Shodan" first degree Black Belt. Ichter also raises orchids and tropical fish.
CORPORATE COLLECTIONS The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Atlanta, main lobby Coca-Cola Company Tennessee Valley Authority Pennsylvania Power and Light Renown Hospital, Reno Nevada Alembik and Alembik Attorneys At Law Armstrong State College, Permanent Collection Anderson Consulting Arthur Andersen & Co Brock Control Systems, Inc. Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, Permanent Collection Doubletree Inns Emcol, Ltd. Federal Reserve Bank of the United States of America Heller Financial Henry County Hospital Hospital Corporation of America Keenan and Ashman Attorneys at Law Kerns and Company Methodist Hospital Foundation NationsBank Peachtree Diagnostic Center at Piedmont Hospital Subway Sandwich, Inc. West George College, Permanent Collection Yellow Bird Farm
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Actor Courtney Thorne Smith Actor Tim Allen Dr. J. Randy Beggs Rich Ashman Carl and Susan Bolch Marcus Davis Stuntman Ellis Edwards Bruce Gaynes Dr. Gary Gropper Bob Horner Dave Johnson Dr. Ronald Marcotte Dr. David Orlansky Dr. Lisa Ortenzi Kenny Rodgers Ed Roland (Collective Soul) Graham and Joanna Ward
Mary Martin Gallery I is located on 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303
Mary Martin Gallery IIis located at 143 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Mary Martin has collections of art showing at the Andell Inn - Kiawah Island, Bella Grace, the Harbour Club, The Vendue, Holy City Brewery, Amish Furniture, and other venues. Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for eleven years in a row and in the top 20 galleries in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.