John originally studied Graphic Design at Stockport College of Technology then Fine Art at Bradford College of Art, West Yorkshire, graduating in 1991.

Originally from Stockport in Greater Manchester, he relocated to the Shetland Islands in 2003, and had his first solo exhibition ‘100 Shetland Women’ at Shetland’s Bonhoga Gallery in 2007.

He has exhibited at The Islington Design Centre, London, National Media Museum, West Yorkshire, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, and Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland.

John continues to work on a variety of personal projects, alternating Shetland based subjects with street and travel based observational work. (Covid lockdown allowing...)

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