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 .  I am employed as an Occupational Therapist  at  Croydon University Hospital .


I work in a variety of media Gouache,  water colour and pastel and print making .  I have exhibited locally here in Brixton, at Dulwich Picture Gallery and also in Croydon, as well as in the hospital itself.


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.

About myself

        CHRISTMAS CARDS 2014 

Cards are blank for individual greetings. Each card  comes with an envelope and cellophane wrap

               Cards cost £1.00 each or 4 for £5.00 or 10 for £8.00

PEACE -ONE Christmas card 2 2014


From an original lino cut print

size 22cm by 10cm

Mary's Dream Christmas cropped Mother and Child in Blue 2 cropped

Mother and Child in blue and red  from an orignal lino cut print

size 12cm by 12cm 

Mary's Dream

from an original water colour painting  size 12cm by 12cm

Mother and child in blue and white from an original lino cut print

size 10.5cm by 14.5cm

The Birth - in Brixton Market - Linocut

The Birth in Brixton Market

from and original lino cut print

12cm by 12cm