Solo Exhibition,
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle u Lyme 2013

Regularly exhibited at open art shows including:

RWA Open, Bristol
Inc. Highly commended 2010

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

Newcastle Borough Open Exhibition
Inc. 1st Prize 2012

Chester Open
Highly commended 2012
Inc. 1st Prize 2015

RBSA Open all media, Birmingham

Mall Galleries, London
Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition, RBA Annual Open exhibition, NEAC Annual Open Exhibition

W H Patterson Gallery, London
Lynn Painter Stainers exhibition

Royal Academy of Art, Summer show

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts

Stockport Open

Stoke Open

King Street Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

Art Studio gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

New Light Exhibition 2017-2018

Staffordshire Moorlands Open
Best in Show Prize

Wirral Society of Arts Open 2017
2nd prize

Chester Open 2017
2nd prize

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.


latest news


New Light Prize Exhibition 2017-2018

Touring until 27 January 2019

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Bankside Gallery London,

Tullie House Museum Carlisle



Wirral Society of Arts Members Exhibition 2018

Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

15 September – 21 October

Three paintings selected inc. ‘Garden Designer’ (prizewinner)