An elder statesman of Australian bonsai, John started bonsai in 1971. He was founding member of the Nepean Bonsai Society (where he continues to teach), an inaugural member of the AABC and its vice-president for many years. John has demonstrated at AABC seminars and conducted workshops and demonstrations all over Australia and New Zealand.

John is presently interested in developing shohin and mame. Expert in all bonsai styles and techniques, John is a true artist.