John has a keen interest in landscape painting, the vast sweeping horizons of the Derbyshire Peak District, the rugged terrain and ever changing light over Cumbria, North Yorkshire Moors and the shorelines of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly all provide him with a rich variety of subject matter.
He works mainly with acrylics, but sometimes mix media using anything and everything to achieve the desired effect. He uses a variety of found materials, making marks and interesting textures with anything at hand. He scratches, scrapes and sometimes flicks or throws the paint onto the canvas to create runs and dribbles that suggest waves or interesting cloud formations. In some of his larger paintings, he includes collaged materials.