As of January 24th 2016 I no longer consider myself to be an artist. Instead I would describe myself as an 'artisan'.

I view myself as someone who is interested in the tradition of picture making with little to no interest in the concerns of most contemporary art practitioners. There is no mystical goobledygook to be found herein.

noun: artisan; plural noun: artisans
  1. a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.


 Naive John b.1962 has trained in both fine art and art history. In 2004, after being awarded the Susan Cotton Travel Scholarship, he exhibited alongside the Stuckists in an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. In 2007 he was invited to curate an exhibition at John Moores University Liverpool which culminated in his subsequent discovery by the influential collector David Roberts and the end of his relationship with the Stuckists. His work is collected internationally and is represented in several important collections including the Edwin Morgan Gift at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, and the David Roberts Art Collection, London.

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