John is a full time artist living in Toronto. He is Past President of North York Visual Artists, a member of the Willowdale Group of Artists, & Richmond Hill Group of Artists. In 2009 he was elected a Signature Member of the Toronto Watercolour Society. The sharp light & lush tropical vegetation of South Africa framed John’s early artistic influences. After majoring in Art & Art History at Durban High School he pursued further studies at Natal Technical College & privately with two Master Instructors. An eighteen month working trip to Europe saw John studying the techniques of both classical & modern artists in leading museums & galleries. Subsequent travels to the Far East added to the wellspring of inspiration. To further develop his knowledge & technique he attended courses at Ontario College of Art & Design & privately with leading Toronto artist/instructors. He enrolled in advanced programmes in the United States led by well-known watermedia artists David Daniels & Skip Lawrence at the Hudson River Valley School of Art, Greenville, NY. John is an award winning artist who participates in many exhibitions. His distinctive paintings, admired for their spontaneous & exuberant style, grace collections in Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Israel & South Africa.
The Mill Pond Gallery
314 Mill Street,
Richmond Hill, Ontario
905 770 7449
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