Solo Exhibitions


New Vic Theatre
Newcastle u Lyme 2013

Brampton Museum and Art Gallery
Newcastle u Lyme 2019


Mixed exhibitions


Affordable Art Fair
Battersea & Hampstead

New Light Exhibition 2017-2018

Mall Galleries
London Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition, RBA, New English Art Club,ROI

RWA Open

RBSA Open all media

RA Summer Show

Manchester and Bury

Wirral Society of Arts


Frequent exhibitor and prize winner at various Open Competitions


Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018
Still Life winner

Wirral Society of Arts
Prize winner 2017,2018, 2019

Chester Open
1st Prize 2015, 2nd Prize 2017

Derby City Open
Inc. 1st Prize 2012

Staffordshire Open
Inc. 1st Prize 2002

Three Counties Open, Keele University
Inc. 1st Prize 2000, 2nd Prize 2012, 2017

Byard Art

Art Studio Gallery
Newcastle u Lyme

King Street Gallery
Newcastle under Lyme

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018

in brief


johnbiopicBorn 1950

1971-74 Dip.AD Fine Art, North Staffs Polytechnic

1974-75 MA Printmaking, Chelsea School of Art

1975-76 ATD, Liverpool Polytechnic

1976-2009 Art teacher, High schools in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire

The overarching theme of my painting is the built environment in various forms – buildings, urban views, parks and managed landscape.

My recent work is still life informed by the built environment. I construct and then paint from objects that are influenced by architectural models, model railway scenery or the spontaneously arranged structures a child might put together as a stage for play. These staged environments use readily available materials to fashion a setting that allows imagination and speculation to flow.


Further reading


The Jackdaw magazine March/April 2018

John Whitehill Easel Words, a copy can be found here


Jacksons art blog Nov 2018

John Whitehill - contemplating structure, still life and narrative, here