John Mangels




John began his artistic journey in 2007 after he moved to St. George, Utah and retired from a successful carrier in engineering, sales and marketing.


He began taking drawing and watercolor classes from local artists. He has also taken workshops from various Utah and National Artists.


John is a member of the Board of Directors of of the Southern Utah Art Guild and a Signature Member of

the Dixie Watercolor Society.


John is actively involved in community service. He is


·      A board member of the Southern Utah Art Guild

·      President of the Dixie Archaeology Society

·      Head of the Zion Flute Circle

·      Past Board Member of the Dixie Watercolor Society


Artist Statement


"My goal as a landscape painter is to translate the beauty of the red rock country and the desert around Southern Utah into paintings that will inspire others to appreciate the unmatched beauty that surrounds St. George. My painting style has evolved into “abstract realism” after I fell in love with the “California Style” of watercolor painting. Watercolor, with its ability to create variable and subtle color changes, make this an obvious medium for his work. My current work is trending into more “abstraction” as a way to describe the complex landscape around us.


My art is a journey and it will continue to evolve. My goal is to continue to discover new ways to express my love of the Utah landscape.  I hope you will see this evolution as you enjoy my paintings."


Follow my artistic journey on my website,