John Whittaker is a self-taught artist who works in oil paint on canvas. He lives in Tilehurst, on the edge of Reading, Berkshire - not far from the River Thames and the Berkshire Downs. 

He specialises in oil paintings on canvas of landscapes, trees, gardens, foliage and floral subjects - often of local scenes.

In his art, he likes to exploit the use of colour as a means of expression. Many of his paintings could be described as being 'impressionistic' in style - as in the painting below:

 

'The Path Through The Woods'  near Sulham, Berkshire