John enrolled in painting classes on a Saturday morning at the ‘Harrogate School of Art’, which he attended for about 2 years. He then took his art interest even further and attended a part time evening course where he was introduced to figure painting and pop art. Due to the need to earn a living, painting unfortunately had to take a back seat for the next few years and it wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that he actually went back to art more seriously and started exhibiting in the local galleries. He now has various galleries in the area requesting his work and has had several successful exhibitions. Painting now takes up most of his time - he goes to bed thinking of his latest painting and wakes up with ideas for the next.