John is a member of the Fine Arts Whanganui Collective, and curates the Marton Barber’s Art Gallery in Marton.
John enjoyed an active career as a graphic designer in Wellington where he specialised in book design and publishing. He went on to successfully run his own graphic design business for 20 years.
He now concentrates on a new creative path using oil paints and water colours, as he says: "Painting has been a fascination for most of my life, I enjoy depicting skies and water and everything in between. My paintings tend to have landscape or transport themes.
I love the ever changing light on the landscape, that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and try to capture this in all my works. My restricted palette of three colours, plus white, allows me to mix all my colours to depict the moods, and feeling I want to tell in each story.
I have recently moved to Marton and love the vibrancy I have found in the Rangitikei, Manawatu and Whanganui art communities.
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