John began his career teaching painting to young offenders in a local youth prison. He painted in his spare time and demand for his work began to increase. As his style developed and he honed his skills John watched the value of his work rise through doing various commissions for art collectors. Before long he found that he had enough commissions to become a full time artist. John is acknowledged as one of Britain's most talented and versatile oil painters. His highly acclaimed paintings reflect his passion for the beauty he sees in people, places and objects.