John Bye ďItís the satisfaction of pushing formless gobs of paint around until they
coalesce into something that looks real that excites me about painting. Iíve
tried, unsuccessfully, to paint with less detail but that is not who I am.
Leaving something incomplete, whether that be the subject or its environment,
pains me to the point of madnessĒ
John was born on February 17, 1970 in Styvechale, Coventry. There have been
artistic people throughout Johnís family history and he has inherited his
abilities. Self taught, John skills as an artist have grown with him. His aim is
for each piece to capture the life and spirit of the subject he paints. His
earlier works were in pencil and were mainly human subjects. John has
experimented with various other mediums from oils, watercolors and pastels,
eventually realizing that his favorite medium is acrylic.