Born in Glasgow, John graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1990 and from The Royal College of Art in 1993, specialising in Printed and Mixed Media Textiles. His working practice includes painting, printmaking and textile design.
His paintings are inspired by observations of urban and domestic life and form a narrative; they are captured moments from actual events mixed with remembered ones, depicting people in ordinary everyday settings. The daily mundane activities we all do or see. The sometimes ambiguous scenes and the titles encourage the viewer to continue their own narrative. This narrative approach has also been extended to his practice as a successful and award-winning textile designer and he is in the process of creating a collection of narrative-based printed textiles for the interiors market.
He has exhibited regularly with London galleries such as Lena Boyle, Modern Artists Gallery, StART Space, Pryory Art, Cadogan Contemporary, Thompson’s and Macgregor Fine Art. He has also been involved in group exhibitions in Glasgow, Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh Miami and New York. His work is included in The Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Collection, London as well as numerous private collections.
John is also currently employed as a part-time lecturer on the BA Textile Design course at Norwich University of The Arts.