John Scarland came to painting as an adult and has no formal training. His work comes from the heart, painting inspirationally, naturally and with a quiet strength rather than startling or shocking. Widely varying in both subject matter and style, his work can cover several topics or themes. He thinks of his work as a progression, one idea leading naturally to another, often culminating in a major piece in oil, from which one can detect elements from forerunning works. Aficionados of his work will recognise major points in his painting career - Birth, Love, Marriage, Friendship and Faith. One consistency in any selection of John’s work is the confidence and authority with which he executes the form of the figure. John has won the Daler Prize at the Royal Watercolour Society and has work in collections all over the world, as well as being a mentor for several young, talented artists.

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