John attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received a BFA in 1979, followed by a four month intensive printmaking workshop at the Institute for American Universities in Avignon, France. In 1982, he received an MA degree in drawing and painting from Purdue University.
For nearly thirty years, John worked as both a freelance illustrator and landscape painter. He has won awards from Print Magazine as well as having work appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show. He now paints full time. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout North America.
Professional memberships have included the Creativity Coaching Association , Society of Illustrators, the Illustrators Partnership of America, the National Association of Plein Air Painters, the Graphic Artists Guild, Oil Painters of America, and the Salmagundi Club of New York.
He is currently represented by:
Warm Springs Gallery; Charlottesville, VA
The Lily Pad Gallery; Watch Hill, RI
The Lily Pad West Gallery; Milwaukee, WI
Christopher-Clark Fine Art; San Francisco, CA
The Greylock Gallery; Williamstown, MA
The Plasteel Gallery and Framing; Seattle, WA