John was born in Hamilton in 1964, was educated at Mohawk College as an Architectural Technologist and worked for 6 years as a designer and 15 years as a supervisor in the casting industry.
At an early age he took an interest in art, picking up a brush at age 10. He is primarily self-taught, working independently until he joined the Tiger Group in 2006. His growth as an artist continued with the encouragement and support of the other Tiger members.
In 2009, John entered McMaster University to begin a double major in fine art and anthropology and continues to provide work for various galleries, accept commissions and teach. He is married with 3 grown sons.
Johnís paintings have been featured by: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Grimsby Art Gallery, The Studio Gallery, The Pearl Comp. Dorland Haight Gallery, Dundas and Milton, Arts Hamilton and the Sunrise Gallery.