South African Artist, John Botham
Born in 1963 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, where he grew up and matriculated after an interlude of two years at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. He went on to study at Rhodes University, following his passion for art. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours degree, John taught art for 16 yrs in South Africa and in England. He then embarked on a career as full time artist. Inspired by the South African countryside with its dramatic colours and abstract landscape shapes he dedicates his days in his studio into transforming these images into oils on canvas. He exhibits his works in galleries in Australia, America (North Carolina) and South Africa.