John Bateson Artwork


Painting is in my blood.  My mother, my grandmother and my grandfather were all keen painters, and  it is they who encouraged my early attempts at art.


I have lived most of my adult life in Brixton in south east London. The brightness, bustle and colour of the  immediate locality forms a back drop to a number of my paintings and prints  


I work in a variety of media; gouache,  water colour and pastel and  linocut print making.


I see painting and printing as a form of exploration; you may have an  idea where you are heading but you never quite know where you are going to end up. This is what makes the whole process so exciting.


Artists whose work I draw  inspiration from include Fra Angelico, Rembrandt  Samuel Palmer  William Blake, Henri  Matisse, and Vincent Van Gogh.

The Artist Banner design 2

Love West Dulwich Banner Design


As part of the West Dulwich festival local artisits were invited to submit designs for street banners. My 'Number 3 Bus' design was one of the twenty designs chosen. It is on show in three locations in West Dulwich along the number 3 bus route. Cards and Giclee prints available on request.



Latest Paintings


The Preacher, Brixton Market  

Water colour and charcoal

Judges' Choice - Brixton Bugle art exhibition July 2019

The Preache - Brixton Market