John T. Landry is an award-winning photographer and artist. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys spending time in the marshes near his beloved Pecan Island, Louisiana camp, Marshview Lodge. He enjoys impressionist painting in both oil and acrylic and his subject matter is quite diverse. Inspired by nature and beautiful landscapes, he paints a varied spectrum of subjects. After retiring from two separate careers, he was inspired to take up painting by watching the glorious sunrises and sunsets from his Pecan Island camp deck.
Since his youth, he has had a love for the ‘Great Outdoors ‘and a keen appreciation for nature and its beauty. He grew up hunting and fishing with his father, and later with his father-in-law, family and friends. As a youngster, he had a professional taxidermy business. The strength of his paintings, which are mainly impressionist style, is depicted in the depth of colors of the sunrises, sunsets and various landscape scenes he paints.
His exhibits have included the Abbeville Christmas Stroll and The Big Easel – a juried art event held at River Ranch in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has also exhibited at Gallery 549, Chase Tower, Crossroads Catholic Bookstore, Art for All Seasons, Sugar Mill Pond, Natalee’s fine gifts, St. John’s Cathedral Gift Shop and in The Gallery at River Ranch. His work is on display in homes, offices and collections in Louisiana, Arkansas, Connecticut and Texas. He is an award-winning photographer and a member of the Lafayette Art Association. His work has also been featured in nationally distributed publications.
A native of Crowley, Louisiana, he lives in Abbeville with his wife of 53 years, the former Sandra Broussard. They both serve their church as Eucharistic Ministers. John T. has served for almost 50 years in leadership positions in support of Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau. He serves on the board of St. Theresa Catholic Church and the Christian Service Center in Abbeville and for years has volunteered as a prison minister at the Vermilion Parish Prison.
They have two married children, Dr. Craig Landry of Lafayette and Nicole Landry Moss of Flower Mound, Texas and six grandchildren. He is a graduate of St. Michael Catholic School in Crowley, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and served in the United States Marine Corps.