John lives and works on the Kent coast. His subject and technique are informed by the countryside and weather that surrounds him. His career as a painter has brought him recognition over the last three decades in some of London’s finest galleries.
John has exhibited with the Jonathan Cooper Gallery and Panter and Hall, London, he has regularly exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London and Hong Kong. John's paintings have featured in the Jerram Gallery, the Lion Street gallery and the Lilford Gallery.
From 1996 to 2007 John was represented by Thompson’s Gallery, originally in Mayfair and now situated in Marylebone, London. During that time more than 300 of John's paintings were sold. As a result his paintings and drawings feature in numerous national and international private and public collections. His paintings have been successfully exhibited with both Sotheby’s and Christies.
In 1999 John had a successful two man exhibition at Thompson’s Gallery and followed up in 2004 with a successful solo show at the same gallery.
Following a visit to John's studio in 2003 by US Gallery Directors, Bill Harkins and Marlana Keynes of Hammond Harkins Galleries John began exhibiting with their galleries in Columbus, Ohio and Martha’s Vineyard, USA.
In 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2014, 2017 John's work was chosen to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
John work has featured in several publications including 500 Portraits: The National Portrait gallery, London, The Artist, Masterclass feature in 2007 and 2014; Homes and Gardens; Living South and The Hill, over thirty exhibition catalogs and numerous book covers
SELECTED ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS
2015 Solo Show, The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable
2006 Solo Show, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
2004 Solo Show, Thompson’s gallery, Marylebone High Street, London
1996 Raiffeisen Bank, Ergolding, Germany
1995 Weisenstein Castle, Germany
1995 Studio 11, Passau, Germany
SELECTED SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS
2017 Invited Artist, The Portrait Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London
2016 Green and Pleasant Land, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London
2014 Invited Artist, the Portrait Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London
2012 Departures, Sidney Cooper Gallery (Christ Church University), Canterbury
2009 Invited Artist, the Portrait Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London
2006 Invited Artist, 150th Anniversary Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London
2006 Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone High Street, London W1 (Three person show)
2006 War Child Exhibition, London,W1
2004 “New Works from London”, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Columbus, USA
2003 BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London
2002 Thompson’s Gallery, Dover Street, London W1 (Principal Artist)
2000 “Young Artist 2000” Christies, St James, London
1999 Thompson’s Gallery, Dover Street, London W1 (Two person show)