John’s created in many fields and has made pictures and stories ever since he could hold a pencil.
He’s a versatile illustrator, working in a loose painterly mode. A very educational childhood love of comics which informed much of his style, has recently evolved into a more tactile-looking, painterly style on board and paper, which he augments and finishes digitally. The spontaneous, lively media of real paint, pencil and ink has now been excitingly intensified with digital tools. Pencil comes first, then brushes, then the computer. This allows for an energetic ‘hand-made’ quailty, much valued in today’s cleanly digital world.