John is a full time artist living in Toronto. He is Past President of North York Visual Artists, a member of the Willowdale, Richmond Hill & Forest Hill Groups of Artists. Elected a Signature Member of the Toronto Watercolour Society in 2009. The sharp light & lush tropical vegetation of South Africa framed John’s early artistic influences. Studies include Durban High School, Natal Technical College, private tuition with two Master Instructors, OCAD & advanced U.S. workshops with well-known watermedia artists David Daniels & Skip Lawrence at Hudson River Valley School Of Art, Greenville, NY. John is an award winning artist participating in many exhibitions. His distinctive paintings, admired for their spontaneous & exuberant style, grace collections in 8 countries.