John Connolly

John trained as an art and drama teacher at Doncaster University. He divides his time between painting, acting, singing and writing.

A totally creative soul, he is inspired by the vast sweeping horizons of the Derbyshire Peak District, Yorkshire, the rugged terrain and ever-changing light of Cornwall. He rarely includes figures in his paintings, as he hopes the observer can experience a feeling of calm solitude and remoteness.

John is based in Bolsover, where he has a studio and workshop.