Artists >> Bird John

I mainly work on landscapes in a traditional way, increasingly using glazing techniques rather than impasto. By using oils in this manner it is possible to get much richer depths of colour although it is a much slower process. My main aim is to produce my version of those landscapes which have had a strong impact on my visual and emotional senses, and in which the play of light and shade has a particularly strong influence.

I resigned from a senior managerial role in the City to re-train through the Open College of the Arts, supplemented by attending Summer Schools at both The Slade and Central St. Martin's Schools, and a short water colour course at the John Soanes Museum..


1999 - Oxo Tower Gallery

1999 - Group Show, House of Lords

2000/2003/2005 - Not The Royal Academy Show

2001 - Campo Moro Corsica

2003/2010 - Angela Flowers , Cork Street  (Small is Beautiful)

2003 - St. Stephen’s Church Islington

2005/2006 - Cable Street Studios

2006/2007/2009 - Millinery Works Gallery Islington 

2007 - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

2008 - a and a Gallery Richmond

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