Pastel & Graphite Pencil Drawings

07810 564848     jdr1art@hotmail.com

07810 564848

Born and raised in Salisbury, John specialises in pastel and graphite pencil drawings of people and animals.

In 2019, after working in Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres for 48 years, he retired and took up art again.

Under professional art tutor, Amanda Waite (BA Hons in Graphic Design) from All Seasons Art, John completed a 14 week Art Foundation Course to 'brush' up on his artistic skills.

From a very young age he discoverd that he had a natural flare for painting and drawings. In 1970 he was a runner up competition prize winner for BCC TV's Blue Peter designing a train of the future and was honoured to recieve a Blue Peter lapel badge.

Jdr Art - John Rickard

In the mid-eighties John was appointed as a part-time freelance illustrator for the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association, now rebranded as Swim England Qualifications) National Publications and Visual Aids Department. He produce a series of ink line drawings for Know The Game Sports Book on the Teaching of Swimming as well as illustrations for swimming educational wall charts and OHPs (overhead transparencies).

Born and raised in Salisbury, John specialises in pastel and graphite pencil drawings of people and animals.

In 2019, after working in Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres for 48 years, he retired and took up art again.

Under professional art tutor, Amanda Waite (BA Hons in Graphic Design) from All Seasons Art, John completed a 14 week Art Foundation Course to 'brush' up on his artistic skills.

From a very young age he discoverd that he had a natural flare for painting and drawings. In 1970 he was a runner up competition prize winner for BCC TV's Blue Peter designing a train of the future and was honoured to recieve a Blue Peter lapel badge.

In the mid-eighties John was appointed as a part-time freelance illustrator for the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association, now rebranded as Swim England Qualifications) National Publications and Visual Aids Department. He produce a series of ink line drawings for Know The Game Sports Book on the Teaching of Swimming as well as illustrations for swimming educational wall charts and OHPs (overhead transparencies).

Jdr Art - John Rickard

Pastel & Graphite Pencil Drawings

07810 564848     jdr1art@hotmail.com

07810 564848