Born in Scotland in 1945, John Glover studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1963 – 1967 and at Jordanhill College of Further Education from 1967 – 1968. In 1992 he completed a BA Arts Degree with the Open University.
Between 1970 and 1980, John worked as a freelance book illustrator in London for such publishers as Evans Brothers, Hamlyns, Oxford University Press and Macmillans. From 1980 he has concentrated on his love of portraiture.
John Glover is a highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter. His subjects have included people from all walks of life, from grand official portraits of academic Masters or Chairmen of Councils, to smaller, more intimate family groups or individual studies. His work ranges from portraits in which he has captured the character and dignity of age, to others where it is the innocence of childhood that is portrayed. He works in all mediums from pencil to watercolour, pastel to oils.
John is also an estimable landscape painter and has exhibited widely. “I love working out of doors and battling with the elements. My paintings capture windswept Scottish beaches, vast East Anglian skies, the glowing colours of France and the magic of Venice”
John has had many exhibitions ranging from locally to the National Portrait Gallery. He has also won many prestigious awards.