Born in Scotland in 1945, John Glover studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1963 – 1967 and at Jordanhill College of Further Education from 1967 – 1968. In 1992 he completed a BA Arts Degree with the Open University.
Between 1970 and 1980, John worked as a freelance book illustrator in London for such publishers as Evans Brothers, Hamlyns, Oxford University Press and Macmillans. From 1980 he has concentrated on his love of portraiture.
John Glover is a highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter. His subjects have included people from all walks of life, from grand official portraits of academic Masters or Chairmen of Councils, to smaller, more intimate family groups or individual studies. His work ranges from portraits in which he has captured the character and dignity of age, to others where it is the innocence of childhood that is portrayed. He works in all mediums from pencil to watercolour, pastel to oils