About John Perkins
At the young age of fourteen, John Perkins joined Henry Rousal as an apprentice sign-writer. This is where he met a well-known portrait artist Roy Rousel and a pub mirror artist Stan Denford, both of whom cultivated John's early interest in and love for art.
John was tutored by Graeme Inson using the Meldrum Principals of Tonal Impressionism and has himself been a tutor for over 35 years at institutions such as Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Grafton Artsfest, the University of Western Sydney (Richmond Campus) and at the Combined Art Society of Sydney's 'Art in Action'.
John is widely recognised as a traditional oil artist specialising in still life and landscape paintings, he has, however, over the years pursued various other subjects – this has led to him being renowned for his marine and streetscape paintings. His work represented both nationally and internationally with work currently displayed in the City of Sydney Library and many Municipal Council and private collections in England, New Zealand and America (Boston and California).
As a Fellow and President of the Royal Art Society of NSW, John is sought after by Art Societies and private organisers as an Art Judge and demonstrator. He has over 70 first prizes and a multitude of awards and continues to gain recognition from his peers.
John is a Life Member and former President of Drummoyne Art Society, Honorary Member of Lane Cove Art Society and was the Inaugural President of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney.