"It's a Star"

​Artist: John Krueger

Featured Artist: John Krueger
John Krueger proudly hung his photograph titled “It’s a Star” in the foyer of Deltona City Hall, the place of honor for the Deltona Art Club’s Featured Artist of the month.  The photo was taken in the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

John has been taking photos, it seems, all his life.  He began with standard 35 millimeter film camera and developed his own films in his lab. He made the leap to digital photography as soon as such cameras became available.  Since then he has worked with many cameras and taken many thousands of photographs. He edits and prints his own photos as well.  His photographs have been shown in fine art shows and won numerous awards.

“I have always been interested in the end result,” says John, “rather than the technicalities of F-Stop and time. When auto-focus came along it was a blessing.”

When asked what he would suggest for someone interested in photography, John Krueger suggested that the most important element was to “know what you want to do”.  An interest in family photos is different that concentrating in nature photography or selling photos as fine art.  For those who want to take photos of family, nature or travelogues, John suggested getting into a camera or photography clubs can really help. For those interested in fine art photography, he suggests joining an art club to help understand that field.

John Krueger is originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.  He and his wife, Pat, who is also an artist, moved to Orange City in 2012.  In addition to their art, they enjoy Rving to explore state parks and to travel back to Minnesota during the summers to see family.

The Club, established in January 1968, is one of the oldest continuing running clubs in Central Florida.  All area artists working in any medium are welcome to join the club which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:45 AM September through May at the Deltona Regional Library. The Deltona Art Club also has weekly workshop time at the Center at Deltona located at 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd off Howland Blvd in Deltona. They meet each Thursday, year-round, from about 12:30 to about 3 PM.  Everyone is welcome. Learn more at www.deltonaartclub.com or send an email to deltonaartclub@gmail.com

Featured Artist of the Month 

 John Krueger