John V Gardner

landscapes and still life
in acrylic and watercolour


John took up painting seriously after retiring in 2004 from Church of Scotland ministry in Glamis in the Scottish county of Angus.

He paints full time both in the conservatory of the family home in Weem, Aberfeldy and in his Edinburgh studio.  Although primarily self taught, he continues to learn from the work of established artists, past and present, and by attending classes occasionally at art colleges such as the Leith School of Art.  He admits to not being able to describe his painting strategy (possibly because he doesn’t have one), but constantly seeks to satisfy the urge to create art rather than paint pictures.

He has exhibited widely in galleries throughout Scotland. 



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