John is a mechanical engineer by profession. He started painting in 2010 following the relocation of the family to Penang Malaysia in 2009 where he joined the Penang Creative Art Club.
Being a native of Scotland his initial subject themes were landscapes, mountains, glens, west of Scotland sunsets etc. Living in Asia added a new dimension in subjects including Aboriginal dream time scenes.
He started painting with water colour moving on to acrylic and finally to his preferred medium oil with its vibrant colours and textures. Between living in Asia and Highland Perthshire there is no lack of subject matter.
He had an opportunity in Australia to spend a short time with an Aboriginal artist which gave him an understanding of the basics in dream time art both in colours, meaning and technical aspect.
He has exhibited in Malaysia and Scotland.