John is multi-talented having had a number of careers including Commercial Pilot, Air Force Pilot, Army Reserve, Human Resources Specialist, and Management Consultant. He retired from Management Consulting several years ago to take up mountain landscape painting as his next career.
John spends time in the mountains searching out spectacular views and then paints them. He draws his inspiration from the majestic splendour of the Rockies, although every once in while his Saskatchewan background creeps in and he is forced to paint wheat fields and hay bales. Although he started painting later in life John showed his artistic talents earlier with flower gardening.
Over the years John has won several awards from the Calgary Horticultural Society. In 2008 he won the award for “Best Newly Landscaped Garden by Owner in Calgary”. He is a member with “active” status in the Federation of Canadian Artists.