A graduate of Clark College in Vancouver WA. John earned his associates in Graphic Design and an associate in Fine Arts with a concentration in drawing. Throughout his college years he became more open to various art forms such as photography, figure drawing, portraiture, and graphic design. His appreciation of these art forms has impacted and inspired much of his work. As he tends to mix different art forms and mediums to create unique works of art. His work heightens emotion through chiaroscuro and symbolism.