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Studied at Camberwell School of Art London under Euan Uglow (1932-2999) and gained a degree in Fine Art. On leaving Camberwell he worked in a stained glass studio in London for a number of years, which gave him an insight and appreciation into the commercial art world. Much of his professional life has involved working in education, teaching art in numerous establishments and in a number of different sectors including further education, secondary/middle schools and teaching art in a prison. John has designed a number of stage sets for the theatre including the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, one of the oldest theatres in England. He is also the author of poetry a number of which were published but his main interest and passion is in painting and the main body of his creative output. He married at Ipswich in 1978, Fiona A. Bowman and is an artist of Layhill Close, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk who exhibited in 1973 at South London Gallery, London; 1975/1981 The Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds; 1979 Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; 1980 Blackheath Gallery, London; 1988 The Ecology Gallery, London; 1993 John Russell Gallery, Ipswich; 1991 The Municipal Gallery, Ipswich; 1991 Chimney Mill Gallery, West Stow; regularly at John Russell Gallery, Ipswich; 1992/1995/1997 Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge; 1992 Hayletts Gallery, Colchester; 1993 Heffers Gallery, Cambridge; 1994 Chappel Gallery, Colchester; 1994 St Johns Street Gallery, Bury St Edmunds; 1995 St. Johns Street Gallery, Bury St Edmunds; 1998 Fondation Soulac Medoc, France; 2000 Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth and elsewhere.

Works by This Artist