John’s artistic aptitude was apparent from an early age. John jokes that he learned to draw in school, during math, English and history. This doodling soon came to the attention of his school teachers who encouraged him to develop his talent.
John has become an avid birder and naturalist. While primarily pursuing a career as a wildlife artist, he has worked for various government agencies doing wildlife surveys and research. He spent many years as the field trip leader for local Audubon Society chapters.
John has won many art contests and been a finalist in some prestigious events such as Arts for the Parks and the Federal duck stamp competitions. John has had two Canadian Conservation Stamps published. He now resides in Eagle River, Alaska.