Award-winning artist John Waterhouse is one of Britain’s most talented and versatile oil painters. His highly acclaimed paintings range from mountains shrouded in mist to exquisitely portrayed female figures, and reflect his passion for the beauty he sees in people, places and objects.
John creates idealised images which have inspired a generation of art lovers. His creative process is painstaking and meticulous, involving weeks of preparation prior to working on the finished oil painting. Each piece originates in a memory or an emotion, which he may jot down as a title, a quick sketch, or something more in-depth - sketches or drawings which help him to reconnect with the feelings or memories that gave him that initial idea. He describes himself as a student of light, explaining that he studies the light as much as, if not more than, the physical aspects of a landscape; how the light may fall on some grasses or reflect on the water of a flooded field.