Raison D’être

John Paley is an accomplished artist in a variety of subjects and mediums.  His work reflects his love of the coast and countryside, deftly rendered through the artist’s love of colour and light.   In recent years he has adopted pastel as his favourite medium ideal for capturing fleeting effects of light whether in plein air or in the studio.  

His drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited both in the UK and abroad.  John has won numerous awards, including winning an International Artist Landscape Competition.  His work has been regularly featured in the International Artist Magazine.  John regularly exhibits with the East Anglian Group of Maritime Artists, of which he is a member.  

Books illustrated by the artist include:  

  • More Tales of the Old Poachers by John Humphreys
  • A CountryMan’s Year  by John Humphreys
  •  The Great British Butterfly Safari by Robin Page.
  • The New Wildfowler by Various Authors
  • The Country Sportsman’s Record Book and Journal by John Humphreys
  • The Complete Game Shoot by John Humphreys
  • Game Cookery by Angela Humphreys
  • Tales of the Old Horsemen by Jennifer Davies