John Kimpton was born in Hulme, Manchester, in 1961 and was educated in Marple, Cheshire. His artwork first gained public acclaim in 1979 when he was the prize winner in the National Exhibition Of Childrens Art, which itself attracted some 72,000 entries from all over Britain. Since then he has gained recognition for his intricate pencil drawings as well as powerful, moody landscapes.
In 1984 his “Nuclear Nightmare” series created a sensation when it was exhibited, and also featured in a documentary for Granada television. A five year project studying and portraying the domestic cat has captured the true essence of the animal, thus creating a wider appeal and interest in his work.
John has recently turned his attention to capturing and portraying a multitude of human interactions and mannerisms of Northern characters.