Born in Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, he migrated south many years ago, and now lives in Winchester, Hampshire.
John has no formal art training, but during his time as a Consulting Engineer, he did a lot of technical drawing. Creative art was a hobby for the early years. He worked in oils, mainly landscapes and portraits. He also enjoyed life drawing and portraits in graphite. Love of life and nature combined with a fascination for Surrealism. Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and Rene Magritte were major influences in the early explorations of the imagination.
He recently discovered botanical art and watercolour. Still very much inspired by life and nature, but with a fresh perspective. And new challenges.
Not a great traveller, he has surprised himself by how many journeys he has made. In the process he developed an interest in photography. It started simply as a way of capturing memories, but grew. It also provides subject matter for his art.
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