John was born in Columbus Ohio, graduated from Ohio State and lived in the mountains of Southern California for 20 years. Although John learned to draw and paint as a young boy, his degrees are in the computer science field. It wasn't until 2010, when his wife bought him a large easel and encouraged him to start painting again, that he began to take his art career seriously. Since then John has been selected in a number of gallery shows and juried contests, including the National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society 2013 International On-line Exhibition and 2014 Best in America show. John's Carousel Horse #1 was featured in the June 2014 issue the Artist's magazine Competition Spotlight, and he was featured in the 'Artists to Watch' section of the Southwest Art March 2016 edition. John's acrylic painting have been included in AcrylicWorks Best of Acrylic Painting volumes 1-6, his paintings have been voted FAV15% in Bold Brush on a number of occasions, and Symphony in Color won Best in Show for the Fusion Art-Lines, Shapes & Colors Exhibition.