John was born and brought up in rural Warwickshire. He moved to the Yorkshire Dales in 1985.

Having spent a lifetime working in computers John began to relieve the pressure of office work by drawing various scenes from his travels that have taken him through such places as France, Italy and the Caribbean.

John works in pastel to produce vivid pictures of subjects from the Bastide towns of the Dordogne, coastal villages of the Mediterranean to the Pontevecchio in Florence.

John has tried to capture the colour and tranquillity of these beautiful places and works the chalk into the paper to produce pictures rich in texture and colour.