John Walton studied at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, Slade School of Fine Art, London. Exhibited at Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Paris Salon, Academie des Beaux Arts — Institut de France, and throughout the UK and France.
John was the Governor of the Federation of British Artists 1983-96 and Chairman 1990-96. He has been the Principal of Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, Chelsea since 1974. Elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) in 1976 he organised an exchange exhibition with the Société des Artists Français in 1982 with RP members showing in the Grand Palais and the British Embassy in Paris. In 1986 he undertook the work to transform the RP into an incorporated Charity.
Chairman of the Federation of British Artists (FBA) from 1990-1997 he also acted as Senior Executive of the FBA leading negotiations for a new lease on the Mall Galleries.
Principal, Heatherley School of Fine ArtHon Treasurer, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Co Secretary, The Thomas Heatherley Educational Trust
Executive Chairman, Board of Governors, Federation of British Artists 1990-1995
The Royal Academy.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
The Royal Society of British Artists.
The Paris Salon (Hon Mention) Institute de France - Académie des Beaux-Arts.
His work is in collections in the U.K.; France; Germany; the USA, Canada and in Jordan.