John Lines RSMA


John Lines' mission is simply to paint through honest eyes.


John works mainly in oils, and to a smaller extent in watercolour. He prefers to paint ‘on the spot’ but also produces large studio work every so often. John uses all the tools a traditional painter uses, and keep it as simple as possible so as to work as fast as possible when outside. He does no sketching but dives straight in with paint to work towards a finish as soon as possible. John does just a few commissions a year as he feels they restrict your emotions a little.


1938 Born on 3 August in Rugby, Warwickshire

1962 First Exhibition

1996 Elected a Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

2002 Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists



Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, PKAS

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