GLOVER, John R

1945 - ?

John Glover

Born in Scotland in 1945. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art 1963-1967 and at Jordanhill College of Further Education 1967-1968 and in 1992 completed a BA Arts Degree with the Open University. Between 1970-1980 John worked as a freelance book illustrator in London for such publishers as Evans Brothers, Hamlyns, Oxford University Press and Macmillans after which he concentrated on his love of portraiture. An accomplished portrait painter whose 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. He works in all mediums from pencil to watercolour, pastel to oils. John is also a landscape painter and has exhibited widely and his paintings capture windswept Scottish beaches, vast East Anglian skies, the glowing colours of France and the magic of Venice. He also teaches in 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 has exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters; The Royal Society of Marine Artists; The Royal Institute of Oil Painters; The Pastel Society and has had various solo exhibitions including The Arts Club, London; The Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham; The Dick Abbott Gallery, Burwell; The Daryl Nantais Gallery, Linton; The Waterloo Gallery, Stranraer and The Clachanmore Gallery, Portpatrick and John exhibits locally, and is a member of, The Cambridge Drawing Society; Bury St Edmunds Arts Society; Suffolk Art Society; Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and Clare Art Society. His studio is at 3 Ley Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk where he lives with his wife Victoria née Whiting.





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