Born Scotland, U.K. 1934, arrived Australia in 1949, age 15. Painter of historical subjects mostly in pen and wash. Studies: Trained as a graphic artist, illustrator and designer. John ran his own graphic design business for many years with some major accounts specialising in the areas of product and technical illustration, corporate identity, packaging and general advertising material. With his background in illustration and drawing, he has built up a fine reputation over many years for portraying Australian historical subjects, mainly in pen and wash, and joined the Australian Guild of realist artists in 1974. John has retired from his graphic design business to concentrate on his painting and is now also working in modern and abstract styles.