John Waterhouse is thought of by some as one of the UK’s leading landscape artists.
Having grown up in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, John has had a boundless inspiration for painting and drawing. Even at the early age of 16 he won a significant school prize for his artwork and this helped to establish his journey as an artist.
Painting took over every spare moment of his life, even whilst he was working. John continued to paint and draw at every opportunity honing his skills and perfecting his artistic capabilities. His drive to become a successful and accomplished artist never waned and he took part in local exhibitions and took on commissions at every opportunity, all the while establishing the name of John Waterhouse as a highly respected landscape artist.
He was working at a high security prison as an art tutor, working with young offenders, when it became necessary to start painting full-time.
The interest from galleries and private collectors was gaining momentum and his reputation as a serious artist began to grow significantly. John Waterhouse paintings have been published in the UK since 2001 and their desirability has helped to elevate him to one of the most widely recognised landscape artists.
Even as early as 2002 John Waterhouse was listed in a US art magazine as one of 25 artists you should know. In 2004 he was awarded the best up-and-coming artist award from the UK fine art trade guild. Today his work is widely collected and easily recognised and brings an classic yet still contemporary feeling to any room.
‘The ability to let one’s innermost emotions spill over into a painting is, I believe, the essence of being an artist, giving the viewer a window into the soul’ - John Waterhouse