John was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire England 1959 and has been painting for as long as he can remember. He began working as a commercial artist after leaving college with a B.A. (Hons) degree in 1981. His first full time job was a Retoucher with a top Manchester graphic and photographic agency, but he soon left to pursue his wildlife painting career.
In Early 2003 John had the honour and pleasure of painting the two black Labradors belonging to His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. He was delighted with the painting, which now hangs in his country house in Gloucester. Later on in 2003 John presented the Chairman of the Kennel Club (UK) with a painting on their stand at the Crufts dog show. He was overjoyed to discover that the painting now hangs in their prestigious gallery in London, alongside such great artists as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle, etc. John is possibly the only living artist to have work hanging there.
Though most of John's professional career he has been associated with depicting gundogs and working dogs. He also enjoys painting many different subjects, such as Equestrian, sporting, Landscape, Fantasy, figurative and traditional portraiture.
John's constant love throughout has also been to paint wildlife and he takes every opportunity to study and observe animals in their natural environment. In 1994 he spent time in the company of world renowned wildlife artists John Seerey-Lester and Alan Hunt and the knowledge that he gained from them at this time proved invaluable.
John has been painting now for over forty years and has enjoyed every minute of it. He says that it has always been his aspiration for his paintings to give pleasure, to someone, somewhere, sometime. Many of his paintings are in private collections throughout the word and in 1988 John was awarded the title of "Best New Published Artist" by the Fine Art Trade Guild.