After more than 3 decades of showing his work, the act of painting and searching out subject material remains challenging and fun. “I love to get out and explore the countryside year round. The best thing about producing a credible piece of work is being able to make some sort of positive contribution to the lives of others. “Being an oil painter is not just about the artist. Perhaps and more importantly it’s about a spiritual circle that includes the subject, its own energy, the artist and the potential collector and their feelings.” John’s patrons often make reference to a spiritual connection with his works. A painting is only complete when it has a soul of its own.