"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 include painting both the world I saw around and within me... 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 for drawing and painting were recognized at an early age and then nurtured through a lifetime of practice and study. A student and lover of art ranging from ancient to modern day, his interests and influences come from many eras as well as cultures world-wide.
John was born and raised in California and spent his early childhood in the forested mountains of northern California before moving to the coast as a teenager which began a lifelong connection with the ocean. Extensive travels around the world have helped create a connection to many different cultures and an appreciation of this amazing planet.
John's aim is to inspire and touch as many peoples lives as possible through his art which currently is included in collections, sanctuaries and healing centers around the world; including Africa, Central and Southern America, Europe, The Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.