Jack studied fine art at the West Sussex College of Art where he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship and the NDD (National Diploma in Design) On completion of his studies he spent a few years teaching art before travelling to Udine in Northern Italy to teach and to paint.
On returning to the UK he entered the creative world of advertising working in London Edinburgh and Leeds.
In 1973 Jack joined the Territorial Army and was commissioned from Sandhurst into the 4th Bn The Parachute Regiment.
In 1984 he set up his own Graphic Design studios based in Harrogate North Yorkshire where he still lives.
Now painting full time he is a figurative painter, mainly in oils but also in gouache and pastel and has a wide interest in subject matter including portraiture. Keen on drawing he has attended several life drawing master classes at the Royal Academy and attends a local life drawing class every week. He also teaches part time. His work can be found in private collections in the UK.
Member Leeds Fine Artists - LFA
Elected Member Armed Forces Art Society - AFAS
Member Fylingdales Group of Artists 2013-
Member Harrogate Art Club
Mall Gallery AFAS 2010 - 2012 - 2013
Harrogate Open Mercer Gallery 2010 - 2013
LFA North Light Gallery 2010 2011 - 2012
RBSA Finalist EAC Art Awards 2011
Guest Artist Fylingdales Group Pannett Gallery 2011 & 2013
Patchings Highly Commended 2011- 2012
Mall Gallery AFAS 2011
Art at the Mill - FEVA 2011
RHS Harlow Carr Summer Exhibition 2011 - 2012
Gallery Oldham 2011
Ripley Town Hall 2012 - 2013
Art at the Mill 2012
The Bradford Gallery 2012
Crossley Gallery Dean Clough 2013.