John Pickles was brought up in a family of painters, both his mother and father having trained in the Royal College of Art, and has painted since childhood. He is an architect and town planner by profession.
His other interests are Italy and music. He has exhibited in galleries throughout the North West of England and in the Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition and other galleries in London.
His work is collected in the UK, Italy, Hong Kong and New York.
John first exhibited at Gorstella Gallery in May 1993 as part of a Mixed Exhibition of Paintings by Artists from the North West and has successfully exhibited many times since.