He’s a big, strapping, pony-tailed figure, known for his fearless pursuit of his outdoor passions and revered for his success in connecting with nature’s untamed beasts. And his love of all things fanged and ferocious gives him near-feral status. In other words, if there were a casting call for Tarzan, artist and adventurer John Banovich would walk away with the role.
But it’s the work of this extraordinary painter that has long captivated me, and that’s why I chose John to provide a signature piece of artwork for my show, Ultimate Sportsman’s Lodge that airs on Great American Country. My wife, Amy, and I wanted something transcendent and arresting to complete our master suite and John was the first name that came to mind.