Community members remember the life of artist John Landon

Posted at 6:43 PM, Aug 18, 2018

People across the Central Coast are gathering Sunday to remember the life of artist John Landon who died Wednesday. 

His memorial service is at 1 p.m. in the Avila Beach Community Center.

His son Shawn Landon said he organized the memorial after getting calls from several people who wanted to come together to remember his fathers legacy.

He also started a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses.

At age 11 Landon was diagnosed as a genius, his art style is described as California expressionism. 

"He really took off. His work really started being wanted and purchased and he started getting a lot of notoriety with a lot of the elites in L.A. Most movie stars have his work," Shawn said. 

Landon’s whimsical and vibrant pieces are all over the Central Coast. 

Before he died he spent time in Portland painting the northwest with his unique style. 

Shawn said one of his father’s painting was hanging on a wall in the White House during the George W. Bush’s presidency.