Early Welsh
John’s parents moved to Port Talbot in 1947 his father running a leather shop on Station Road. His mother was welsh and they settled in Sunny Bank Bridgend.  It was this first experience on the Glamorgan coast that was to be so influencial in the work John would do in his lifetime.
John was metioned in David Bells book

‘Artist in Wales’ 1952 – with an illustration included –

‘Rock Scene Porthcawl’