...was born and raised in California being surrounded by nature in his native state. He spent his early childhood among the redwood forests of northern California before moving to the southern California coast as a teenager which began a lifelong connection with the ocean. Extensive travels around the world have also given him an appreciation for all cultures and the eco-system world-wide.
"People often ask me how long I've been an artist, and my answer is that I've always been an artist, my earliest memories are of me painting both the world I saw around me and scenes from my imagination... and I knew from childhood that's what I'd be doing with my life."
Largely a self-taught artist, John's talent and natural gift were recognized at an early age and nurtured through a lifetime of practice and study. A student of both art technique and history his interests and influences range from ancient to modern day, and from many cultures world-wide.
John's aim is to inspire and touch as many peoples lives as possible through his art which is included in collections, sanctuaries and healing centers worldwide, including Africa, Central and Southern America, Europe, The Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.