in Birmingham in 1934, John had an interest in railways
from an early age. Like countless hordes of small boys,
he spent many happy hours perched on grassy embankments,
peering over brick walls or pressed against iron railings
with grubby paper and pencil stub in hand recording the
passage of the GWR's finest.
Without the benefit of a formal art training, reliance
is placed on experience gained from 40 years of photography
to assist in picture making and this probably explains
predilection for the graphic simplicity of monochrome images
achieved with pen and ink.
John also uses watercolour and acrylics.