John Koch

Soon after retiring from journalism in 2005, John Koch began drawing and painting in various mediums.

By 2009, he began showing, and occasionally selling, his work at exhibits including:
-Members Open and Benefit Exhibits at Castle Hill.
-Several Cambridge Art Association juried shows including Blue (2009) and Red (2011).
-10 Miller Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA, (2010 and 2013).
-Solo show of paintings and drawings at COA Gallery in Truro, MA (August, 2012).

His 35 years in journalism focused on the arts.

He was variously a feature writer, critic and editor at several Boston newspapers including The Boston Globe (1979-2005) where he was the arts editor for nearly a decade.

After leaving the paper, John studied with various artists in their studios; others at the Center for Cambridge Adult Education; and several at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and elsewhere.