John was born in Sydney in 1959, where he developed his love of the sea and boating with family holidays to the beach, and weekend trips to favourite spots on Sydney’s beautiful waterways. After high school he studied Applied Physics at University during the daylight hours and attended Art classes late into the night.
He also attended Art Schools to gain a solid grounding in the theory and principles so important for a professional artist. From these early years he developed his own distinctive and unique, personal style of artwork.
He bought his first yacht before even buying a car; indicative of a lifelong love of the sea and sailing. This combination of work, art and sailing was very much a part of his early married life throughout the early 80’s.
John’s art work was received with warmth and strong public acceptance which is always pleasing for an emerging artist.