John Folley is a New England-based independent artist and illustrator. He received his B.A. in Studio Art and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and was subsequently employed as a studio art teacher and Art Department Chair at the Heights School outside of Washington, D.C. There he started the high school art program and built it into a robust 4-year regimen where numerous students took 4 years of art training and perfomed well on the Art AP test. After 6 years as head of the Heights School art department John decided to seek more professional artistic development.
John moved with his young family from Washington D.C. to Manchester, NH in order to study the excellences of color and form that John perceived in the work of artist Paul Ingbretson. John trained rigorously for three and a half years under Paul and achieved great proficiency in the tradition of Boston School Painting. John lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife, Deirdre, and three young children.
Throughout the years of teaching and training John has also worked as a professional illustrator. His clients include Eureka College, The American Spectator Magazine, and Sophia Institute Press. John has also completed numerous fine art commissions for clients including the Heights School and St. Teresa Benedicata of the Cross Parish in Bright, IN.