John Hatton lives in The Forest of Bowland, North Lancashire, where he has his studio.
John has been a professional artist since 2015 and has exhibited widely throughout the UK, including Printfest Ulverston where he was awarded the Hawthorn Printmakers Prize for an outstanding print.
During the summer of 2017 he participated in the SWLA /RSPB project at Wallasea Island in Essex. His work has been published as greeting cards and in books including The Artful Hare and Wings over Water.
John has regularly exhibited at the annual SWLA exhibition and was elected as an Associate Member in 2016.
John is never happier than when he is observing and depicting the natural world around him. A lifelong interest in wildlife has fuelled his imagination which, together with a talent for drawing, has enabled him to create art with insight and genuine knowledge.
As an artist John creates lino cuts and woodcuts as well as paintings and drawings, all based on direct observation. He enjoys the use of bold design and pattern as well as the simplification which block printing demands, whilst keeping the character of the subject which is so important to him. All the prints are produced using his Albion Press, built in 1884 and weighing 1.2 tonnes.