John Lamonby is from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is self taught with studies in fine art at Ashington College and the University of Northumbria. He has worked mainly in oils from an early age, when his paintngs were realistic depictions of the Northumbrian landscape.
His work has changed and varied over the years from the representational through to the abstract. He has interests in the history and meaning of art and has travelled widely in Europe, with visits to India, Central and North America. He has exhibited over many years with work held by many collectors worldwide.