An award-winning photographer, and artist , John T. Landry enjoys spending time in the marshes near his beloved Pecan Island, Louisiana camp, Marshview Lodge. He enjoys impressionist painting in oil, acrylic and mixed medium and his subject matter is quite diverse. Inspired by nature and beautiful landscapes, he paints a varied spectrum of subjects. After retiring from two separate careers, he was inspired to take up painting by watching the glorious sunrises and sunsets from his Pecan Island camp deck. Since his youth, he has had a love for the ‘Great Outdoors ‘and a keen appreciation for nature and its beauty. He grew up hunting and fishing with his father, and later with his father-in-law, family and friends. As a youngster, he had a professional taxidermy business. The strength of his paintings, which are mainly impressionist style, is depicted in the depth of colors of the sunrises, sunsets and various landscape scenes he paints. His exhibits have included the Annual Abbeville Christmas Stroll and The Big Easel – a juried art event held at River Ranch in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has also exhibited at Gallery 549, Chase Tower, Natalee fine gifts in the Oil Center, Art for All Seasons, Lafayette Art Association, St. John’s Cathedral Gift Shop, Acadiana Religious & Gifts, Kaplan Museum and in The Gallery at River Ranch. His work is on display in homes, offices and collections in Louisiana, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland and Texas. He is a member of the Lafayette Art Association. His work has also been featured in nationally distributed publications. A native of Crowley, Louisiana, he has lived in Abbeville with his wife of 51 years, the former Sandra Broussard. They both serve their church as Catholic Eucharistic Ministers. They have two married children, Dr. Craig Landry of Lafayette and Nicole Landry Moss of Dallas, Texas and six grandchildren. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana and served in the United States Marine Corps.