Saint John’s work is almost exclusively black and white, using pens & brushes with ink, occasionally using tea, coffee,dirt, ash and other abnormal mediums. His work incorporates the basic subjects of nature, myth, spirituality,& fantasy while holding a somewhat hidden, yet underlined message. The minimalist style of his work is reminiscent of the engravings,etchings and woodcuts from centuries past, along with a raw,yet delicate technique rarely seen in contemporary work.
Although the atmospheres in most of Saint John’s illustrations appear overwhelmingly dark and foreboding, hidden within the shadows of his work is an understanding of fear and suffering, with a somber message of nostalgia. With inspiration derived from dreams, concepts and experiences since youth, his dedication and will to this form of expression is undying.