John was born in Ayr in 1968 but was brought up in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. He graduated in Architecture from Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1993 and has now returned to Ayrshire, where he lives with his family in Troon. John paints and exhibits work in galleries around Scotland and England.

Working in oils, John paints landscapes and seascapes- mainly around Scotland. The Ayrshire coast, with its expansive shoreline, provides an unlimited source of inspiration. He is interested in the quality of light and colour in the Scottish landscape, particularly the sky, which often dominates his paintings. His expressive brushwork conveys the form and movement of the ever-changing Scottish weather, which can transform the atmosphere in a moment.

John exhibits at the following galleries:

  • Scotlanart Gallery, Glasgow
  • Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
  • The Framework Gallery, Troon
  • The Glasgow Gallery, Glasgow
  • Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
  • Stirling Art, Stirling
  • Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire

John is a member of the following:

  • Paisley Art Institute
  • Ayr Sketch Club
  • Scottish Society of Architect Artists