John took up painting seriously after retiring in 2004 from full time Church of Scotland ministry in Glamis in the Scottish county of Angus, although he still continues ministry on an occasional basis at St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh.
He paints full time in his Edinburgh studio and in his studio within the family home in Weem, Aberfeldy in Perthshire from where much of his inspiration comes. Although primarily self taught, he continues to learn from the work of established artists past and present, and by attending classes at art colleges such as the Leith School of Art. He constantly seeks to satisfy the urge to create art rather than paint pictures.
He paints landscapes and still life and has exhibited widely in galleries throughout Scotland. His work is shown now and again by the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).
To contact John please email firstname.lastname@example.org