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You know when you have one of those crazy weeks/month?

I can honestly say I wonder where the last month has gone. So much has happened, it is both exciting and daunting.

I also had some really awesome news to share, but sadly before I even got to share it, it was put on hold. I guess I will start there. 

To have our own gallery has been an ambition of mine for a long time and recently we had the opportunity to make it a reality thanks to Renew Newcastle.

Sadly as is the nature of these things before we even got the keys to this amazing space in Newcastle, we lost it. It was a blow but at the same time I see things as happening for a reason so just need to move on. It is only a delay not the end of the dream.

We have a pop up exhibition planned out at Pokolbin in the General Store at Hunter Valley Gardens for the end of August. A friend of mine Dale is the new owner of the General Store and offered me the chance to do a mini show out there and I jumped at the chance. It will run 21 to 30 August so if you are in wine country in late August come and check it out.

A couple of weeks ago I did the Newcastle Home Show. Wow, that was exciting we opened the door to a bunch of opportunities including some really cool products featuring my art including shower walls, pool fences, coffee tables and much more. If you are looking to make an impact in a space with a totally unique feature, give me a call on 0449 105 295 we can do some awesome stuff with glass.

There is much more but lets dive into the rest and I will get to it.

Yours in inspirational art



Snow Cone, from the Barrington Tops. (add links)

A few weeks ago now, I took a last minute decision to make a run up to the snow that was in the Barrington National Park. I spent most of the day in the car for about one hour of shooting but it was so worth it. The whole time I was in the mountains it snowed and quite heavily. To see the Aussie bush dusted with snow was just breathtaking.


I felt so privileged to be able to chase the snow, I was in pure photographers heaven. So far I have four prints now available from that trip and there may even be one or two more. Snow cone (above) is my favourite, a banksia in bloom covered in snow. 

The dusted bush, Barringtons

By the time this blog is out I will be down in the Snowy Mountains with my family, for my boys it will be their first time in the snow, I am really excited for them. For me, I just hope my old knees can handle the skiing. Fingers crossed I come back with a few more magical snow pics to add to the collection.

Last weekend I spent a couple of days focusing on the business and part of that time was on our goals and also refining our vision. The vision for John Lechner Art is one I am proud of and very happy to share with everyone.

5 years from now....

John Lechner Art is a globally recognised art brand with representation in Newcastle, New York and Paris.
Our art is in the offices of thousands of SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) around the globe.
We mentor and educate other artists to help them create sustainable business models that allow them not only to create great art but make a comfortable living from their art.


Without you though our vision is just a bunch of words. The team behind me which is my customers, my supporters, my friends and family is what will help our vision become a reality.

In the last 18 months, I can't believe we have only been going for such a short time feels much longer, I have learned a lot about small business and how artists can get it right and wrong. I really do believe already that we have much to contribute to helping other artists grow there businesses. Don't get me wrong, I still have a lot to learn but we are going in the right direction.

I wanted to finish today with a SUPER SPECIAL!

Until Friday 14 August, you can get $200 off Shoal Bay Glory in our most popular 900x600mm Art on Glass. Normally $840 you can get it for $640. Be QUICK as the offer ends at 11:59 on Friday 14 August. Trust me it looks stunning on glass!!!

Shoal Bay Glory, Port Stephens. 900x600mm Art on Glass save $200, only until 14 August.

Until next time, have a great week and remember "Travel is the only think you can buy that makes you richer".



John Lechner
Traveller | Artist | Photographer
+61 449 105 295


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