John Mansueto is a fine art landscape painter and freelance illustrator who resides in historic Islip Hamlet on the south shore of Long Island. His formal education includes four years of training in painting and illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York City where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Art.
John went on to work for Evelyne Johnson Associates, a representative for illustrators of children's books; they are located in New York City. From there, John moved back to Long Island and started working at JMR Graphics, a leader in screen-printing for fleet marketing. But it was his interest in landscape painting, particularly those areas around Fire Island that would lead him to become the staff artist at the Fire Island Tide Newspaper from 1990 to 2003.
John now explores all of Long Island, from the south shore to the north shore including the far reaches of eastern Long Island, isolated coves, estuaries, secluded meadows, ocean beaches, rivers, boatyards, and the Pine Barrens. His goal is to seek out diverse locations of interest and to capture them on canvas. Captivating landscapes are what inspire his fine art paintings.