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Having worked in Glasgow, John is very fond of the city and its iconic views.
This one captures the hustle and bustle of a busy Buchannan Steet, shoppers paradise, looked over by the famous Glasgow statue of Donald Dewar.
(Cleverly avoiding the dilema of glasses on or off.) 















In the summer of 2015 John took part in Pintar Rapido, a competition set up in many picturesque cities across Europe, which chose Glasgow as it's first venue in Scotland.
west george st glasgow
"Buchanan Street"
"West George Street"
glasgow
compition photo
pintar logo
duck pond
"Duck Pond"
Artists are asked to choose a favourite view
and paint it in one day.
John chose the River Kelvin in the West End.
He was pleased when his entry won Second prize securing him a substantial amount of art supplies.
In “Duck Pond”, again reflections feature prominently, along with pattern and colour.
This lively painting of ducks in the pond has movement, light and colour.
With the Autumn leaves bouncing colour as much as the iridescence of the Mallard Ducks feathers and the bright red flash of the Moorhens beak.
ayr
sunny seat belleisle
"Sunny Seat Belleisle"
A favourite spot on his morning walk with Suzie, here depicting the first sunny rays beaming down onto the park bench. The red of the path and the blues in the foreground trees contrasting with the greens to suggest heat in the sun and coolness in the shadows.
pittenweem
pittenweem window
"Pittenweem Window"
"River Kelvin"
On the left a different type of reflection is being studied, glass.
There is a lot going on in this composition though it looks simple at first sight.
Layers have been built up to describe location, the picturesque harbour of Pittenweem can be seen reflected.
The boat in the window symbolically suggestive of a seaside location.
The roses in the foreground bring a splash of colour and the reflection of the flowers in the glass help describe the qualities of glass.
grassmarket
"Grassmarket"
edinburgh
victoria street
"Victoria Street"
As a student at Edinburgh College of Art and having participated in the Edinburgh Festival for many years at
3D2D’s market at St. Johns church in August. John is very familiar with the views of Scotlands capital. 
In “Grassmarket” and “Victoria Street” John captures the city in the rain, typical of many festival goers 
experience of the weather in August, but also a chance to incorporate reflections once more. 
Brollies the perfect foil for an extra splash of colour. 
“Festival City” the Royal mile with it’s street performers and no cobble left out.
festival city
"Festival City"
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