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About me

John Glover- Curriculumn Vitae

Glasgow School of Art 1963-67 Diploma in Art.

Jordanhill College of Further Education 1967 -1968 Art Teacher's Certificate.

Open University BA Degree 1992

Career History:

1968-1980 freelance book illustrator in London for publishers including Evans Bros, Hamlyns,

Oxford University Press and Macmillans.

From 1980 concentrated on portraits and landscapes.

Exhibited at:

Roval Society of Portrait Painters

Royal Society of Marine Artists

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Pastel Society

National Portrait Gallery (As part of the BP Portrait Award)

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

Royal Watercolour Society

Suffolk Showcase

Patchings National Art Competition.


Daler Rowney Award at Patchings National Art Competition 2010

Senellier Award at Patchings National Art Competition 2011

Rowland Hilder Award at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2012

Winner of the Rheebridge Open Art Exhibition 2013

Runner up Rheebridge Open Art Competition 2014

Winner of the Drawing Prize, Bury St. Edmunds Art Society 2011

The Marjory Miller Award for a Painting in Oils, Bury Art Society 2013

2015 Winner of the Royal Society of Watercolourists President's Award at the SEAW Exhibition

2017 Elected Associate of the Institute of East Anglian Artists

2018 Elected "Professional Artist of the Year" by the Society for all Artists.

2018 Cambridge Open Art Exhibition. Portrait selected as one of the "Top Twenty"

2019 Elected a Full Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists

Voted Most Popular Painting:

Cambridge Drawing Society - 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

Cambridge District Art Circle 2012, 2013

Clare Art club 2013

2014 Runner up Cambridge Open Art exhibition

2014 Runner up Cambridge drawing Society Annual Exhibition

Clare Art Club 2016

Clare Art Club 2017

2018 Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition.

Portrait Commissions include

Dr. Richard Henderson. Nobel Prizewinner 2017. Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Air Commodore Johnnie Johnson. (A posthumous portrait)

Douglas Bader (A posthumous portrait)

Baron Snith of Finsbury, Master of Pernbroke College, Cambridge

Prof. Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor, Southampton University 2010-2015

Professor Sir Brian Heap, Kt. CBE, ScD, FRS, Master St. Edmunds College Cambridge 1996-2004

Sir Roy Watts, CBE, Chairman Thames Water, 1983 -1993

Dr Richard Dyer, MSc, PhD, Director, the Babraham Institute, Cambridge 1994-2005

Sir Alex Jarratt, Kt, Chancellor University of University of Birmingham 1983-2002

Sir Roger Eliot, Kt, Fellow, New College, Oxford.

Paisley of Westerlea,, Chieftan of the Paisley Clan

Lord Gisborough. Lord Lieutenant of Cleveland

Dick Whittington, a portrait for the Mercers Company of London.

lan G. Templeton, Ma, Ba, Warden, Glenalmond College., Perthshire, 1992-2003

John Barret, Headmaster, the Leys School, Cambridge, 1990 -2004

Aack Slater, Headmaster, The Leys School Cambridge, 2004- 2012

Cosncillor James Gordon, 8Sc, Ma, Chalrman of Essex County Council

Andrew Campbell, Comvenar of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

George Clare, Winner of the 1982 WH Smith Literary Award

Contact details:

tel: 01284 810460

mobile: 07702 078927

e-mail:  johngloverart4@gmail .com


3 Ley Road,


Bury St. Edmunds,

1P29 5DJ

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