J. Milo Webber
John Milo Webber was born and raised in Malibu Beach California, where art was a major influence in his childhood and upbringing. John's father Joe, is a photographer and film editor and his mother Diane, was a world famous model, actress and dancer. Both Joe and Diane shared their love of the arts with John, not only in everyday life but through their travels to the Western United States, Mexico and Europe.
A descendant of Richard Henry Dana Jr., the ocean has always played an important role in John's life. John spent much of his childhood on the beaches of Malibu and over thirty years working in the commercial fishing industry. John's career began at sea on crab and sport fishing boats off the southern coast of Oregon. He returned to southern California where he married and raised his three daughters while he pursued a career in the wholesale seafood industry. During this time he co-designed, built, restored and captained several commercial fishing boats.
Now at the end of his career in the seafood industry, John has been drawn to the open spaces and natural beauty of the Eastern Sierras near Bishop California. Inspired by these rugged and natural surroundings, John interprets the beauty of nature, using his eye for design and his shipwright's skills. With no formal training in the arts, John expresses his impressions and vision from what he feels and experiences from nature, thereby allowing him the freedom to create his unique and original, hand made pieces.
John currently participates in local community arts and crafts festivals such as Mule Days in Bishop and The Festival of the Arts in Mammoth Lakes. His work is currently on exhibit at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California.