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Member Since: 11/16/2008

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  • Color Pencils
    from Allen

  • Paint Brushes
    from Allen


Name: John Harold-Rysavy Pieper
Age: 49
Gender: Male
I'm an: Artist
Location: West Saint Paul, MN, United States
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 240 lbs
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Gray
About Me:
I am a self-taught artist and hope that you enjoy my works as much as I do making them. My love for art began when I was a child, fascinated by colors of nature, skies, and especially manned spaceflight.
For many years, I just made art for a hobby. At the age of 38, while working as a Crisis Counselor, an agitated psych patient attempted to break my neck , rendering me permanently disabled and nearly losing my life. I had to lie on my back and be still. In this state, I began marking up disca  ...more
Space Exploration, NASA, ESA, Astronomy, Physics, Science Fiction, Art, Sacred Art, Catholic Worker Movement, MarsCon, CONvergence, Benedictines, Peacemaking, Progressive Catholicism. Acting, Crisis Intervention, Girl Scout Leadership, Irish Bands, Psychoneuroimmunology, Restorative Justice, Minnesota Renaissance Festival,Liturgical Drama, Social Justice and Catholic Social Activism
More Info:
I have worked as a Scientist, Youth Minister, Financial Worker, Computer Technician, Crisis Intervention Specialist, Research Associate, and Psychiatric Counselor and now as a disabled Artist And Actor.

I'm a Father. Son. Brother. Friend. Catholic Worker. Benedictine Oblate. Married, divorced, annulled. Disabled with a Cervical Neck injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. Male Girl Scout Leader. Counselor. Crime Victims Specialist. Crisis Work.
Links:On Myspace


3/31/2009 1:10 PM
I love your stuff!!! Especially the sunrise :)

1/28/2009 11:05 AM
I too am self-taught and I can relate to your feelings of enjoyment of your works....nicely done...Famed All !!!

11/19/2008 8:13 AM
Hi John!!!! Good to see you here. Great works.