John Dobbs was born in Windsor in 1961. He grew up in Denham, Buckinghamshire before moving to nearby Harefield, Middlesex where he now lives with his wife Zoe. John trained and worked as a Draughtsman in electrical engineering before becoming a full time artist in 2003. John was awarded the New English Art Club Drawing Scholarship for 2012 and was elected as a member of the NEAC in 2015. In 2019 John was elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists. He was also awarded the small painting prize for his Lemon and Spoon painting at the 2019 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
Linden Hall Studio, joint show 2019
JPArt Cosultancy, Blackheath 2019
Linden Hall Studio, Black and White 2019
Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition 2017, 2018, 2019
New English Art Club Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent 2017
Royal Society of British Artists 2017
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2009, 2010, 2012 - 2019
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2010 - 2019
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2016
Ing Discerning Eye 2015
"When I go out to paint, my aim is to capture the essence of what I see as simply and unselfconsciously as possible. I am looking at the interactions of colour and shape, and through the accumulation of paint, the image finds itself. I keep going until my energy runs out."