John’s work in the past has mainly focused on delightful surreal cityscapes and whimsical caravans. Moving to Byron Bay a few years ago brought about a change in surroundings launching him into new innovative thoughts and direction in art. Not wanting to pursue the typical Byron Bay seascapes and lighthouses, he chose a subject that was closer to home – his own garden. This series is inspired by the fruits of his own labour in the garden culminating in a serene contemplation of form, composition and nature’s incredible beauty.
"Inspiration for my work comes from many areas Architecture, Film and life experiences. Like many, I've always had a fascination for the circus. The Big Top is a place of magic, illusion, risk and spectacle - it encompasses childlike wonder along with something darker, even sinister."