John is a trained graphic designer with a strong illustrative background. Drawn to pen and ink from and early age, John specialises in painting and sketching using line and wash techniques. Sketching in a quick, loose style is perfect for on the spot sketches which are worked up into a finished painting and John shares his passion for these techniques with enthusiasm! He is an active member of the Urban Sketchers movement, and loves to work with people of all abilities. As a Yorkshireman, he loves the landscape of the Dales and Moors Nation Parks littered as it is with dry stone wall and buildings of many different types, it suits his style perfectly.