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.
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 - 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2010 - 2016
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."