Perhaps one of the best-known Scottish figurative painters working today, much of John’s work draws inspiration from the fishing community he grew up in. They include oil paintings of harbours and portraits of the fisher people.
A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, John’s work can be found in major collections across the globe, including Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
While his work has been compared to that of Beckmann and Breughel, Rembrandt even, John’s firmly established his own voice and gained a huge reputation in the art world. In 1994, he was awarded the CBE by the Queen.