John’s introduction to the glory of stained glass began whilst visiting Canterbury Cathedral during his time studying Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art in the early 1970s. Following his graduation he joined Canterbury Cathedral Studios as a Graduate Conservation Assistant under the direction of Frederick Cole FMGP. For a number of years he trained in all aspects of conservation, design, manufacture and installation of stained glass and assisted with Madeline Caviness’ research for ‘The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury’ (1981).
John is an ICON accredited conservator/restorer (ACR) who has undertaken projects across the U.K. and abroad. Throughout his career he has worked with the National Trust, English Heritage, The Crown Estate, The Churches Conservation Trust, The Council for the Care of Churches, Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese, Museums and Private Collections.
John’s vibrant colour palette and painterly manner are key aspects of his work. Bold colouration, abstract forms and dynamic delineations underpin his new commissions. Alongside stained glass, John is an abstract artist who takes inspiration from the natural world, with particular stimulus developing from around his home in the South East.