John joined the
Epsom & Ewell Art Group in 1996 shortly after retirement. His
interest in art, particularly drawing and watercolour painting was
first aroused at an early age and continued until he entered full time
work. A few years before retirement he was able to take up his interest
in art once more, initially with pen-and-ink drawing and watercolour
painting but now he is painting mainly in oil colours.
He has a wide field of subject interest from landscape including urban
landscapes, railway scenes and scenes of old rural machinery, coastal
and marine scenes and even some pictures of wildlife. His picture of a
duck taking her ducklings for a swim, which is shown in the Art Group’s
gallery, is just one example.