Born in Glasgow, Scotland in1968, John trained as a professional artist graduating in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art.
After leaving Art College John taught drawing, painting and mosaic classes to both adults and
children as a community artist. During his early years in Scotland John designed and created site specific art work for a number of clients who commissioned work for hospitals, community centres, health centres, penthouse suites, showrooms, homes and offices.
Scottish solo art and gallery exhibitions were Johnís main focus and experience between 1994 to 2000.
Throughout the last six years Johnís experience extended to the commercial picture framing and print industry, he has liaised with interior designers, hoteliers and many clients from the commercial and corporate industries, offering bespoke framing services, selling original paintings, prints and
limited editions. John offers his skills and experience in the commercial and retail sector on a
consultancy basis to Interior Designers, Retail Shops and Galleries, Hoteliers, Restaurants and private homes.
Johnís images are diverse, from landscapes and seascapes of his native Scotland to Latin American dancers, contemporary flower paintings, abstracts and Eastern images. Many are painted in oils, and more recently pastels, egg tempera and acrylic. The complete works span several years, from 1997 evolving and adapting to current trends and influences.