BACKGROUND AND TECHNIQUE
John was born in 1946 and moved to Cornwall in 1963. He is one of Cornwall’s leading artists and his paintings are instantly recognisable with their hallmark palette of blues and ochres which generate great depth and vibrancy. Influenced by the West Cornwall landscape, the recurrent themes in his paintings are big skies, rugged coastlines, windswept fields and moors and tough solid settlements with a history of farming and mining. He imparts his understanding of this environment with the viewer and the work generates a compelling desire to know and share John’s remote and magical world of West Cornwall.