ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Melbourne in 1956. A self-taught artist currently working
in ink, oils and oil pastel. Held his first one-man exhibition at
Leveson Street Gallery in 1976, with regular solo and group shows
A study/paintjng tour of the UK, France and Spain in 1988 consolidated
a love for on-site painting, with further trips in 1990, '96, 2000/01/02/03/04,
a Montmarte stay being a recent highlight.
Interests draw injtially from the landscape through to the jazz
and urban scenes have produced varied subject matter with colour
and energy of line a natural response.
All the small works are produced in situ, the colours mixed on
the paper direct, and pushed with fingertips or tissue - pipette,
pen and even fingernail adding line or cutting back. The larger
pieces are studio based from original sketches, often with a favourite
piece of vinyl for company.
The inspiration for most of the work comes from a particularly
personal interaction of place and company.
Currently, John js President of the Victorian Artists Society,