Watercolor Paintings and Prints
John has many accomplishments including: Being named the Associate Dean for Development of the administrative faculty for VCU's School of the Arts from 1981 to 2003, and being given the 2012 Selena Roberts Ottum Award co-presented by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts at Americans for the Arts National Convention in San Antonio. John has gained his BS from Davidson, MA in painting from Vanderbilt, MFA in painting from City College of New York. His fish art has been published in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Gray's Sporting Journal, and others. He has authored fish articles published in Sports Illustrated, Field & Stream, and others as well as a few books on fishing including Take Me Fishing (Skyhorse 2009) with an introduction by Howell Raines and Foreword by President Jimmy Carter. More recently he has been keeping up with the local community by being the Founding President of CultureWorks (Richmond region's arts/culture council) from 2008 to 2014.