interest in art was established in early childhood, but the magic
of selling paintings started when he got his first red dot at Darlington
Art Society Annual Exhibition in 1980.
He is self taught but constantly experiments, and studies the work
of other contemporary artists. His subjects have covered town to
country, floral to figurative, snow scenes, summer landscapes, boats,
Scottish castles, still life and pets. Although John has had a career in horticulture he became a full time artist in 1992. John has been fairly prolific and has now (up to 2020) painted over 1800 paintings.
runs art classes from his Dundee studio
and has published several limited edition prints.
John often puts on an exhibition of his recent paintings in his studio in Dundee, hoping to arrange one this year in summer if restrictions allow it.
Collections and Art Commissions
2016 Commission to paint Caputh Church
2016 Commission to paint garden in Broughty Ferry
2015 Wedding gift Inchcolm Island
2014 Portrait for Kyle and Dawn's engagement
2012 Commission to paint Startpoint Lighthouse as retirement gift
2011 Figure study of Victoria
2010 Portrait of child, Amelia for Dundee lady
2009 Edinburgh Castle commission for a Scots now in USA.
2008 LLoyds Bank, London, commission for retiral gift for manager.
2008 Commission for landscape and nude painting for lady from Orkney
2007 Downfield Golf Course
2005 Commission to paint Loch Fynne for Scot living
2005 Commission to paint Edinburgh Castle for a Scot
in south of England
2004 Painting collection selected for a Scot living
in Perth, Australia
2003 USA Commission to paint Edinburgh Castle for a wedding gift for a party from Indianapolis
Scottish Parliament - purchase of large oil painting, 32,000 Christmas
cards and 100 prints.
2002 St Columbus Hospice - 30,000 charity Christmas cards.
2002 Sophies Steakhouse and Bar - Fulham Road London.
2000 Woods of Perth - Factory commission and artwork for business
1999 Campbell Distillery - 4000 postcards
1998 Falcon Marketing Edinburgh - corporate artwork for new buildings.
1997 Commission to paint alyth Burn and bridge.
1995 Tall Ships Race Leith Edinburgh
1994 Edradour Distillery - commission of painting and postcards
1994 Rutland Investment Managers
1993 Nightfreight - painting and Christmas cards.
1993 Morgan Partnership, Glasgow - painting and Christmas cards.
1992 Livingston Development Corporation - paintings for Christmas
Information: To make any enquiry, whether to buy original paintings
or prints, discuss classes, or art commission work please contact
Studio: at 17A Menzieshill Road, Ninewells, Dundee DD2 1PS Scotland
Telephone: 01382 665879