John Dronsfield studied at the Huddersfield School of Art and became a Free-lance illustrator. He paints in watercolour, acrylic and gouache. Although he lives in Chester, he loves the sea which developed because his father was in shipping and in his early years he was lucky to live near the sea both in the UK and South Africa. His paintings are colourful, often humorous and tell a story. They are filled with action and need to be studied to appreciate them fully. His pictures are observational in looking at the world around us and quirky in style.