Giving up his teaching career to paint full time in 1997, John has successfully exhibited his work in solo and mixed exhibitions at numerous galleries in Scotland, England, Hong Kong and the USA. His spectacular career has been captured in film, in the DVD “I Know Where I am Going” by mitchellmcglone and the BBC TV Film, “A Man With the Golden Brush” and in the books “The Colour of Life” and “Jolomo - Retrospective”. John frequently features in the media, most recently on the television programmes “Blethering Scots” and “Elizabeth Queen of Scots”.
John donates a percentage of his sales to charity and makes significant donations of art work to charity each year. In November 2012, John and his wife Maureen were invited by HRH The Princess Royal to become Vice Presidents of Carers Trust.
In November 2008 John was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and in November 2009 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Abertay Dundee University, for “A significant contribution to Scottish culture”. In the 2011 New Year’s Honours List John received an OBE for services to art and to charity in Scotland.
In 2005 John established The Jolomo Foundation, a charitable body aimed at promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish landscape.
Works by this artist…
Autumn Light over Gribun, Isle of Mull( ref : 15262 )
St Columba's, Beach of the Seas, Iona( ref : 15236 )
An Evening Gloaming, Iona Village( ref : 15212 )
Early Morning Light over Iona( ref : 15129 )
Wee Haystacks, Isle of Iona( ref : 15360 )
Steam Launch Corolla, Crinan Canal( ref : 14359 )