John Birch studied Fine Art at the West of England College of Art (now part of the University of the West of England). After graduating he remained in Bristol, continuing to paint, and held solo exhibitions at the Axis Gallery, Clifton and at the Bristol Arts Centre.

He also took part in several group exhibitions at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, and his work was included in the 'British Realists' exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

He then spent the rest of his career as a graphic designer, and only started painting seriously again after moving to Portscatho, on the Roseland peninsula, in 2013.

He is a regular exhibitor at the New Gallery, Portscatho.




2016: Penwith Gallery Winter Associates show

2016-2018: Veryan Galleries, Roseland Peninsula

2017: Penwith Gallery mixed show

2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)

2018: Patrick Houghton and Friends : 50 years on, Penwith Gallery

2019: Art World Gallery, Falmouth

2019: New Gallery, Portscatho (ongoing)

2019: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (16 Nov-2 Jan)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)

2020: Penwith Gallery Summer Associates show

2022: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (27 Apr-28 May)

2022: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (23 Nov-1 Jan)

2022: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (26 Nov-28 Jan)


NAPA (National Acrylic Painters Association)

Penwith Gallery (associate member)