John was born in Forfar in 1941. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art 1959-64 and was highly commended
He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art 1959-64 and was highly commended. He received a major travelling scholarship to visit European capitals and was a part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art for many years.
John has works in numerous public and private collections at home and aboard including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Carnegie Trust’s Art Collection, Angus Council Collection, Dundee City Collection, The McManus Galleries Collection and Fife Council Museums West Collection.
1966/67 The Alwin Gallery, London
1967 The Contemporary Jamaican Artist Association
1974 Mcmanus Galleries, Dundee (Six Dundee Painters)
1991 The Seagate Gallery, Dundee
1996 William Hardie, Ltd (Glasgow Art Fair)
2002 Kingston, Jamaica
2002 The Queens Gallery, Dundee
2003 Won First Prize in Angus Council’s Summer Salon Exhibition
2005 Albermarle Gallery, London. “What is Realism?” An exhibition curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
2005 Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 Albermarle Gallery, London. Winter Salon
2008 Albermarle Gallery, London. Two person exhibition.
2009 Albermarle Gallery, London. “Fantastic Worlds”
2011 Albermarle Gallery, London. Summer Collection
2015 Kinblethmont Gallery. “55 Years of Painting”
2016 Compass Gallery, Glasgow. Solo Show
2017 Meffan Gallery, Forfar. Retrospective Exhibition
Group and mixed exhibitions have included the Portal Gallery, London during the mid 1980’s, the Compass Gallery and Roger Billcliffe Fine Art Academy, Glasgow. Over the years he had exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Scottish Society of Artists of which he is a member. He is also a member of Visual Arts Scotland.