All the images on this site are completely original and are copyright John Major 1970 through 2006. I thank you, in advance, for respecting this. The site was hand-coded in simple H.T.M.L. A minimal amount of digital manipulation was necessary to represent the artwork on your monitor. Optimized for 1024 x 768 (or larger) screens.

John Major

(519) 686-2045


            Born in Great Britain and emigrated to Canada in the late 60's my art career began around 1969. Mostly self taught I originally began sketching and painting purely for my own pleasure. I sold my first piece in 1971 and decided then I would devote as much of my time as I could to my art. Never one to paint pictures to match decor or echo the aspirations of others. My work has not always been pretty, however, I hope for the most part it has been (in my humble opinion) honest. From time to time I have taught classes in the local community colleges and universities. Taught for the "Artist in the Schools" program sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council in the 70's. Since then I have focused on developing my talents and gleaning what I could from many associations with other passionate and dedicated artists over the years. With a passion for both realism and surrealism, I have painted in Acrylics, Oils, Egg Tempra, Watercolours and Pencil. On occasion I have dabbled in Printmaking, Sculpture, and Photography. These days a lot of my art is digital and somewhat more design oriented.

Enjoy - THINK - Be honest!