John Donaldson, 1945 -

Born in Lewes, England in 1945, John was exhibiting and selling his paintings by his mid-teens - thanks largely to the guidance of his artist grandfather. 

From 1962 he studied composition and classical organ under Professor George Austin in Brighton and continued this training after a move to Chichester in 1965, where he met his wife. Over the next ten years he pursued a career in design and landscape architecture whilst switching his musical allegiance to modern jazz and electronic music, a passion which continues to this day. 

In 1975 he finally gave in to his true vocation and settled with his family in a rural valley in Devon and began to paint full-time. 

Now, his time is divided between studios in Devon and Southwest France. 

Favourite places to paint include South Devon and Exmoor, the Languedoc, Provence, the Cote d'Azur, Liguria, Umbria and Tuscany.

John Donaldson