Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1966, John grew up on England’s east coast. After studying Architecture in Brighton he worked for many years with exhibition design, interiors and illustration. Painting and drawing had always been of great interest but it wasn’t until 2002 and moving to Sweden with his young family that John began painting and exhibiting more actively.
In his paintings, John explores landscape and seascape through its patterns and textures, the aim being to trigger a memory or a sense of place and ignoring conventional rules of perspective along the way. In his still-life studies, John tries to tease something extraordinary out of his everyday surroundings.