John Simms is a fine art portrait painter and story teller, creating tomorrow's heirlooms. Using his illustration and design skills, John's paintings weave a piece of his client's history around and through the likeness captured on canvas. The result becomes a work of art to be enjoyed today; and by those yet to come.

Commissions Rotation

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Oil Portrait Commissions:

  • Terrance Duvernay, former Executive Director of MSHDA
  • Gloria W. Robinson, former Detroit Director of Economic Development
  • Acquanetta Pierce, Founder and CEO, A•Vance Communications
  • Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, NAACP Executive Director
  • John Gerard Brzezinski, Founder/President, C&S Communications
  • Rev. Dr. Carlyle Fielding III, Senior Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church, Southfield, MI
  • Rev. Ed Schneider, Pastor, Braxton AME Zion Church, Kingston, TN
  • Sgt. Marcus Futrell, One of Georgia’s Fallen Hero Killed in Iraq, Atlanta Fine Arts League
  • Rev. Odinga Maddox, Pastor, Mount Hope AME Zion Church, White Plains, NY
Watercolor Portrait Commissions:

  • Basha Commission, Michelle and Michael Basha of Arizona
  • Irving Bluestone, UAW Executive Director
  • Alfred Warren, Vice President, General Motors Corporation
  • Owen Bieber, UAW President
  • Coleman A.Young, Mayor City of Detroit
  • Stephen P. Yokich, UAW President
  • Bill Hughes, President, Philips Display Components Company