John was born in Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire in November 1946.
He went to Batley Art College at the age of 16 where he studied Commercial Art, Design, Display and Photography.
He has continued to draw and paint on and off ever since. At times more off than on!
John is self taught in watercolours with which he has a love-Hate relationship that can be euphoric in the morning and depressive in the afternoon.
Painting does not come easy to him. “It can be a real hard struggle to turn an idea into a painting that comes anywhere near what I would like it to be. All is trial and error”