John is a fascinating man with a lifelong interest in painting and drawing. Born in 1937 in Catford. South East London, Kent has had a varied work career. From production assistant at the Royal College of Art to factory worker from librarian to messenger & outreach worker with people with mental health problems in SE London & Kent. Throughout his working life, John has periodically taken time out to study and travel to ‘recharge’ himself. and has a remarkable catalogue of achievements to his credit. He has degrees in both History and Anthropology. and also has an MA from Thames Polytechnic. He has made extended overseas journeys to Canada. Australia. New Zealand and Nigeria, Greenland, and over land to Japan. via the trans – Siberian railway. John’s painting reflects his love of SE London and has developed a unique way of capturing its soul. He works in oils, charcoal and pen and has had exhibitions in Blackheath London, Germany. and at the Royal College of Art.