John Paige is passionate about the necessity of looking and working from life in the first place but much of his work is now finished in the studio. John uses several different media: drawing, watercolour, oil, acrylic, collage, washout and printmaking. The medium he chooses for each piece depends upon my feeling for the subject. John is interested in trying to show his emotional response to the subject - 'why it is that I want to make that particular picture of that particular moment'. It is important to him to try and convey the movement; most of the things he likes to depict are moving constantly.
Read Law at Gonville and Caius college, Cambridge.
Sserved in the Army for ten years.
One year as an assistant warden in Uganda National Parks.
Studied Graphic Design at Birmingham College of Art.
Late 60s Elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
Opened old Brewery Studios at King’s Cliffe in Northamptonshire.
Illustrated:‘Animals in the Soil’, Longman
‘Autumn Trees’, Longman
‘Spider Webs’, Longman
‘Crocodiles are Dangerous’, Longman
‘Crocodile’s eggs for Supper’ by Rennie Bere
‘Tomorrow is too Late’, edited by Franklyn Perring and John Paige
‘Aig on Air’‘Drawn to the Forest’
‘Artists for Nature in Alaska’
‘The Great Fen’
‘Birds’ magazine, RSPB