John grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Diablo Valley and graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCA) in Oakland in 1977. He has traveled extensively around the world from Europe to Asia visiting art centers and collections, drawing from the works of the masters, and sketching and painting areas of interest and natural beauty.Although John is best known for his California landscapes, he continues to work on other studio and plein air paintings including the figure, still lifes, and anything else that inspires painting. Currently, John exhibits, teaches classes, and holds workshops in Northern California.