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John was born in Lowestoft in 1966 and grew up on the Suffolk coast.

After studying Architecture in Brighton he worked for many years with exhibition design, interiors and illustration.

Painting and drawing had always been of great interest but it wasn't until 2002 and moving to Sweden with his young family that John began painting and exhibiting more actively.

In his paintings, he explores landscape and seascape through its patterns and textures, attempting to trigger a memory or a sense of place and ignoring conventional rules of perspective along the way. In his still-life studies, John tries to tease something extraordinary out of his everyday surroundings.

"Whether it's an uncleared breakfast table or a group of boats hauled up on stony beach, I'm concerned with composition, with colour and with keeping the whole thing as fresh as I can."

John is currently represented by galleries in Sweden, England and U.S.A.

Artwork by John Button View All