From an early age John was fascinated by special effects in movies such as The Terminator and Death Becomes Her. Learning to draw alongside his father and sister in Portland in the USA’s Pacific Northwest, the impact of strong imagery and his own difficulties in speaking inexorably led John to express himself through art.
It’s clear from the first that John’s visual language is eloquent and uniquely insightful.
John’s art skills are wide ranging, and include pencil drawing, watercolours, ceramics and sculpture. But his Hollywood inspiration is particularly powerful in his portraits of favourite celebrities.
Amongst his many achievements to date, the fact that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has one of John’s portraits hanging in his office speaks volumes for this artist’s exceptional vision.