John, the oldest and wisest twin, lived through disability from cerebral palsy to become an amazing person with warmth, humour and humanity. His life was supported through his Remuera and Mt Albert family, CCS, institutions and finally in supported living as part of the Geneva community of houses in Mangere Bridge. John discovered the joy of art and he was a longstanding artist within Māpura Studios.
Sadly John passed away on 19 February, 2019. He has left a legacy of memories, friendship and a prolific portfolio of art. Below are samples of the paintings and prints John produced.
John’s painting has largely been through acrylics on paper and canvas and through some printmaking. John emphasises colour combinations with the use of highlighting marks. He has exhibited works at ArtStation in Ponsonby and held a retrospective show at the Disability Support Centre in Royal Oak.