About the Book
John's journey as an artist, from his early artistic inspirations as a child in Birmingham, England, through his career as an architectural illustrator in the United States, to his long exploration of the craft of plein air painting at locations throughout the world.
John's love for art began at a very early age, as he discovered the great satisfaction derived from his ability to draw and paint. He continued developing his artistic interests, and eventually became an art major at the highly acclaimed H.B. Beal Tech. in London, Ontario. Since that time John has worked and studied in Montreal, Chicago and Toronto. During a successful career as an architectural illustrator, his work was used in projects around the world. His seemingly loose yet eloquent technique is the result of years of experience in the disciplines of drawing, colour and composition. John currently divides his time between painting and sharing his artistic knowledge with others through his painting workshops. "The purest and most rewarding form of painting, in my opinion, is 'en plein air' as it challenges all of the skills and discipline of the artist."