John Glover

Watercolour, Pastels, Oils, Pencils, Gouache
Portraits, Figures, Landscape

Born in Scotland in 1945, John Glover studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1963 - 1967 and at Jordanhill College of Further Education from 1967 - 1968. In 1992 he completed a BA Arts Degree with the Open University.

Between 1970 and 1980, John worked as a freelance book illustrator in London for such publishers as Evans Brothers, Hamlyns, Oxford University Press and Macmillans. From 1980 he has concentrated on his love of portraiture.

John Glover is a highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter. His subjects have included people from all walks of life, from grand official portraits of academic Masters or Chairmen of Councils, to smaller, more intimate family groups or individual studies. His work ranges from portraits in which he has captured the character and dignity of age, to others where it is the innocence of childhood that is portrayed. He works in all mediums from pencil to watercolour, pastel to oils.

Landscape Painting John is also an estimable landscape painter and has exhibited widely. "I love working out of doors and battling with the elements. My paintings capture windswept Scottish beaches, vast East Anglian skies, the glowing colours of France and the magic of Venice"

Teaching John teaches his own private day schools on portraiture and life-drawing and painting in the Cambridge area, summer portrait schools throughout the country and demonstrates regularly to art groups and Societies. He is also available for individual tuition.

EXHIBITIONS  I have exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Institute of Painters in wartercolour,The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Institute of Oil painters, The Pastel Society, The National Portrait gallery ( as part of the Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award) Patchings National Art Competition 2010, 2011,2012.

RECENT AWARDS Daler Rowney Award at Patchings National Art Competition 2010 Senellier Award at Patchings National Art Competition 2011 Rowland Hilder Award at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2012 Voted 'Most Popular Painting'   Cambridge Drawing Society 2011, 2012. Clare Art Club 2012, Cambridge District Art Circle 2012

Based in Suffolk, John is available for demonstrations within a 60 mile radius.