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John was born in Wodonga Australia, and studied Art at the National Gallery School (VCA) and Victoria College (Deakin University). He has had many successful solo and group exhibitions, and has led study groups on tours in France, Italy and Spain. John runs painting classes at his studio at Gallery 261 in Caulfield. In addition to his Fine Art painting, he paints murals and trompe l’oeil work for clients throughout Australia and Asia.




1973   Diploma of Art, Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1976   Diploma of Education, State College of Victoria
1980   Bachelor of Education/Art Craft, Deakin University
1994   Certificate of Small Business, Eastern TAFE
2001   Professional Writing Studies, Holmesglen TAFE



Solo Exhibitions


2016   Backyards, Back Streets and Alleys - The Cat Show, Collingwood Gallery

2013   Commute, Louey & Lane Gallery, Glenhuntly  
2012   Travel Series, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine
2002   The Studio, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza
2001   Travels, Cattanaghs Gallery, Armadale, Victoria
1993   Elements, Castillia Gallery, Melbourne
1991   Castillia Gallery, Melbourne
1989   City of Lilydale, Melbourne
1988   Windows to Dreamworlds, City of Waverley, Melbourne
1976   Rankin Studio Gallery, Melbourne



Group Shows


2008   Hearts and Minds, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2007   Spirit Worlds, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2006   Overseas, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2005   Hidden Faces of the Archibald , Melbourne
2005   Blue, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2004   Cromwell Art Gallery, Sydney
2004   Wardnasse Gallery, New York
2004   Australian Embassy Gallery, Washington DC , USA
2003   Hidden Faces of the Archibald , Melbourne
2003   Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2003   Delsham Gallery, Melbourne
2002   Studio Exhibition, Malvern
2001   Windows to God, Steps Gallery, Melbourne
2000   Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2000   Alice Bale, City of Caulfield
1996   Alice Bale, City of Caulfield
1995   Out of This World, City of Caulfield and Benalla Art Gallery
1994   Works on Paper, City of Waverley , Melbourne
1992   Spiritual Landscapes, Castillia Gallery, Melbourne



Teaching Appointments


2006   Painting, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2006   Life Drawing, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2001   Painting CAE, Melbourne
2001   Painting, Box Hill TAFE
1995   Drawing, Deakin University
1994   Drawing, Croydon Education Centre
1983   Art/Graphic Communication, Highvale Secondary College
1981   Art Craft, Melba Centre for Intellectually Handicapped
1976   Art, Caulfield Grammar




Sony, Singapore
City of Monash
City of Yarra Ranges
Cromwell Art Auctions Collection
Deakin University
Highvale Secondary College
Melbourne University
Sultan of Brunei, Singapore
and numerous private collections in Europe and Asia




Major Commisions for mural work in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong
Hallmark Publishing, ‘Fairies' Calendar 2000
Paper Bow Tie, illustrations
Education Department Victoria, illustrations
and numerous private collections in Asia, Europe, USA, Australia



Selected Articles & Reviews

Caulfield Leader, 2009
Pulse Fiction Short Stories, 2005
Voices Poetry , USA , 2004
Gardening Australia , ABC Television, 2004
Caulfield Leader, 2004
The Herald Sun, 2004
Today Tonight, GTV 9, 2003
Malvern Leader, 2002
Pursuit Magazine, 1999
Australian Country Homes & Decorating, 1998
Home Beautiful, 1998
Challenge Magazine, 1996
Yarra Ranges Leader, 1995
Waverley Free Press, 1994
Sherbroke Free Press, 1993


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