John trained as an Art teacher at Doncaster and in Drama at Derby University. John has a keen interest in landscape painting. The vast sweeping horizons of the Derbyshire Peak District, the rugged terrain and ever changing light over Cumbria, North Yorkshire Moors and the shorelines of Pembrokeshire and Cornwall all provide him with a rich variety of subject matter.
John works mainly with acrylics but sometimes mixes media using anything and everything that is permanent, to achieve the desired effect. He uses a variety of found materials, making marks and interesting textures with anything at hand. John scratches, scrapes and sometimes flicks or throws the paint onto the canvas to create runs and dribbles that suggest waves or interesting cloud formations.