John Dobbs artist at the Aubrey Art Gallery

The Aubrey Art Gallery

John Dobbs

John Dobbs was born in Windsor in 1961. He grew up in Denham, Buckinghamshire before moving to nearby Harefield, Middlesex where he now lives.

John trained and worked as a draughtsman in electrical engineering before becoming a full time artist in 2003. A self-taught artist, who works with oil paint, John has exhibited and sold widely. Inspired by the work of Diebenkorn and Matisse amongst others, he can be seen regularly painting and drawing along the Thames between Henley and Greenwich.

He also takes annual trips abroad to study and sketch the wildlife of India and Southern Africa where he has also worked as a safari guide in Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. John was awarded the NEAC Drawing Scholarship for 2012. He is a member of the Fountain Gallery Artists and Chelsea Art Society.