John was born in Birmingham but has lived in Highworth, Wiltshire for the past 25 years. He is a member of several local art groups including: Faringdon, Fairford and Lechlade Art Societies. He has a realistic approach and works from life, sketches and photographs (preferably his own). John continues to develop his own techniques and has explored a range of media such as pencil, watercolour and acrylic. He currently works in Chromacolour (acrylic), pastels and high quality coloured pencils, sometimes including a combination of all three for his mixed media paintings. Although John still enjoys occasionally painting many different subjects in different media, he decided to specialise in animal pictures in 2013.