John Worthington

About the Artist

As regards my Figurative painting…
A Far wiser artist than myself once said,
” I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. ”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.

As regards my landscape paintings…
I love the feeling of being alone in the landscape, breathing it in, sensing the subtle shifts of light and colour as the day closes down or opens up.

If I am looking at a city, I’ll imagine the lives contained within. The hopes and dreams of all those people, the little victories, the small defeats.

Once I’ve sketched, drawn and annotated the view, over and over, it finally begins to sink in. When my feelings for the subject have deepened, when I’m feeling as if I’m part of the place, rather than just looking in from the outside then it may be real enough to paint.

I think the only way to know something is to put the hours in. Like painting, like life.

Previously John has exhibited four times at the National Portrait Gallery in London. One of his paintings was also chosen to be in the hardback book, ‘500 portraits’ published by the National Gallery.

John has had numerous solo exhibitions, and over one hundred group shows in London an America, and has been featured in numerous publications.

His work is held in over 300 private collections on five continents and in the public collections of Viscount and Viscountess Bridgemann, Weisenstein Castle, Germany and Raiffeisenbank, Germany.

barcelona girl
The Girl from Barcelona
Oil on Aluminium
Size Framed: 365mm x 425mm
POA

la reveuse
La Rêveuse
Oil on Aluminium
Size Framed: 640mm x 650mm
POA

la reve
La Rêve
Oil on Aluminium
Size Framed: 640mm x 650mm
POA

sparrow
Sparrow

Oil on Aluminium
Size Framed: 1040mm x 540mm
POA

early morning, canterbury
Early Morning, Canterbury

Oil on Panel
Size Framed: 450mm x 560mm
POA

first light, canterbury

First Light, Canterbury
Oil on Panel
Size Framed: 450mm x 560mm

POA

canterbury snow i
Canterbury Snow I

Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 530mm x 380mm
POA

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Towards the Cathedral V
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed:
430mm x 510mm
 POA

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Towards Canterbury VI
Oil on Board
Size Framed:
340mm x 450mm
POA

canterbury study i

Canterbury Study I
Oil on Copper Plate
Size Framed: 230mm x 280mm
SOLD

view from parliament hill
View From Parliament Hill

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed:
1220mm x 910mm
SOLD

Harlequin
Harlequin

Oil on Copper
Image size:
90mm x 140mm
Size Framed: 215mm x 265mm
POA