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 am employed as an Occupational Therapist  at  St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham.


I work in a variety of media; gouache,  water colour and pastel and  linocut print making.  I have exhibited locally here in Brixton, at Dulwich Picture Gallery and  in the annual Chelsea Art Show.  


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.

Angel Gabriel 2


Pastel on paper  

The Artist