graduating from Winchester School of art with a 1st class degree in
Fine Art, John Lancaster continued his studies at the Royal College of
Art, and then with the support of a British Scholarship worked in Rome
for two years.
The past 15 years for John Lancaster have resulted in five Artist in
Residences in Norway, Australia, and the UK, a travel scholarship
awarded by South West arts to Norway, and many exhibitions Nationally
and Internationally. The most recent being held in the Krefelder
Kunstverein in Germany, Maronie Gallery in Japan and the Span Gallery
The paintings since 1997 have been inspired by the Alhambra Palace in
Granada, Spain. So far the work has grown to five series which includes
large and small paintings and small drawings. In essence the work
relies on decorative surface and busy design to create a complex
most recent work has concentrated on geometric design that structures
and underpins the compositions. This is an important move from the
architectural structures which previously played that pictorial role.
This has led to colour becoming the main focus for the work, in
exploring visual movement and rhythms. All
this site is for sale, ranging from £400
for the small works to £9,000
for the larger paintings.