John Bateson - artist

I am a freelance artist. 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 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. 

Current News

 I am   showing work at Our Lady  of Sorrows church at

246 Fulham Road  London SW10 9EL until mid May .

Did you know?

 If you are travelling on  Croxted  Road in south east London  on the Number 3 bus route to Crystal Palace you can see my banner of the Number 3 Bus