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John N Joseph GAvA has been painting seriously and selling work since the early 1970s.

Initially a water colourist tutored by John V Emms at Leatherhead; he later took up oils under the strong influence and encouragement of Richard Jones GAvA.

His work is representationally impressionist using big square brush techniques almost always from life and usually en plein air.

He regularly exhibits work in London, has had work accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition, and venues local to his home on the edge of Ashdown Forest in Sussex. His art has won awards; notably the Qantas Trophy and the Edgar Duchin prize.

John grew up on the Surrey/Sussex borders, the youngest of four boys. He is married to ‘Diz’ has a son Edd Joseph BA (Hons) graphic designer, and a daughter Katherine Joseph BA (Hons) sculptor.

John’s subjects reflect his interests in the landscape, countryside, fishing, old machinery and steam. He rides his 1914 Wall Autowheel, his 1978 Silk motorcycle and uses a 1967 Wolseley Hornet as his daily transport. His interest in aviation resulted from having aircraft mad older brothers. He is a keen cook, plays folk fiddle and has a repertoire of comic songs.

Most importantly he is never without a pocket size sketch book and pen, compulsively practicing drawing and observation.