John was born in Connecticut
and rasied there and in Florida, California, and Washington. The
first public display of his art, around the age of nine, was in
an exhibition of school arts at the Lyman Allen Museum in New London,
Connecticut. His future in art was sealed when an artist relative
gave him a set of oil paints for his eleventh birthday.
His formal training in
art included: a Bachelor's of Arts in Drawing and Painting from
the University of Oregon and a Master's of Fine Arts in Painting
from California College of Art, in Oakland.
His work is generally
concerned with some aspect of nature, and sometimes with the mysteries
of nature or of human existence.
Casey's work has been included in juried and invitational exhibitions
Portland Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Pavilion
Denver Art Museum
Oakland Art Museum
Frye Museum of Art
Coos Art Museum
Smalller Museums and Galleries and
Several National Watercolor Exhibitions