John is a fellow of the Digswell Arts Trust and works in his studio at The Forge, Digswell. He was born in York but the family moved often, with frequent long journeys to visit grandparents, so it’s perhaps not surprising that his life has been full of travel. Around 80 countries so far and still counting.
Finding it hard to settle into the legal profession he had chosen as a boy and keen to do something creative, he enrolled on a part-time interior design course at the Chelsea School of Art. This led swiftly to abandoning his job in the City to join an old- established interior design company in Knightsbridge. He later ran his own interior design business for over 20 years and became Vice-President of the US-based International Society of Interior Designers.
Adventurous travel, big Norfolk skies, spectacular sunsets and gentle salt marshes inspired him to use bold colours in an increasingly abstract style. He has continued to widen his horizons since moving to Hertfordshire in 2015 and attends weekly classes at the Insight School of Art.
John ("Plum" to his old friends) loves to paint colourful large scale abstract landscapes in acrylic and oils.
He suggests that they are framed in one of several, exclusive, high quality double frames, which he designed but they are also available unframed.
Cards and giclée prints in various sizes are available to buy on line.
People frequently observe that John has a definite style of his own, so that they can always identify one of his paintings immediately. Big bold and challenging, so not for the faint-hearted but at the same time, life-enhancing. They cheer you up.