"The Devil found me on my knees head down. He thought he'd won. Until I said AMEN"
I Have Lived With Honour
I WILL DEFEND THE WEAK
I Have Defended Freedom
I Have Sacrificed So That Others Can Remain Free
I WILL DEFEND MY FAMILY TO THE DEATH
I LOVE PEACE, BUT IM A FIERCE ENEMYThis passion John has brought to his work runs visibly through each piece that he produces. Born in the South of England, John first established himself painting 3D murals in homes, Hotels, restaurants and corporate buildings, later creating paintings of the various canal-ways throughout the Midlands. For much of his early career he specialised, with much success, in depicting the evocative seascapes and views of Norfolk A great deal of his work explore the sacrifices of war, as well as its glory its folly and it’s impact. The spirit of loyalty and willingness to fight in order to protect one’s values last with a serviceman until their death. John believes fervently that the greatest human values are passed from one generation to another most effectively through family and tradition. These are themes that run palpably throughout his work. Each time you visit many of the painting you will see different stories and find hidden messages. Have had Exhibitions in Europe and Cyprus. On returning to England His is first major UK Exhibition controversial award-winning work "DEVORCE"in the late 1980s, featured in Stevenage Gordon Craig Gallery, Publicly Burning The Canvases after the exhibition This drew widespread media attention. John, who grew up surrounded by art, dedicated artistic life to his late father. H H Palliser who was a accomplished Norfolk Artist. his style has greatly influenced John’s own. John has spent his lifetime developing a unique style, combining the contemporary-simplistic and traditional art aesthetics; a style which has greatly influenced John’s own. Art has always been a big part of his life. The passion that he has brought to his work over this time runs visibly through each piece that he produces. Born in the South of England, John Palliser first established himself painting 3D murals in homes Hotels, restaurants and corporate buildings, later creating paintings of the various canal-ways throughout the midlands. For much of his early career he specialised, with much success, in depicting the evocative seascapes and landmarks of North Norfolk. More recently, his work has taken on an increasingly symbolic aspect, with his deep-felt sense of patriotism and loyalty to his country coming very much to the fore. Along with his ardent love of Britain. John’s work celebrates the values that are central to British life and the British character, such as decency, honesty, courage and a dogged determination to succeed. John uses his artwork as a means of communicating his feelings across a broad range of issues and feels that his paintings provide the perfect medium to do this, using it as his “voice” with which to Push back. He believes that attempts made to been made to rewrite our rich history. That there also has been a progressive eroding to our freedom of speech and written word over the past few decades, by a minority culture of those wanting to be offended. Those of us that write or speak out against this are often attacked as extremists. John started painting professionally from the 80s ,he took the Queens shilling and for the next nine years found himself serving as a Royal Engineer then a Royal Military Police as a non-commissioned officer in the British Army around the world. Continuing his love of art and creating work when ever the opportunity arose ie he had a cartoon strip” Capt. Dekhlia” in the BFPS Cyprus 1980.) During this time in Germany during the cold war and on active service in the troubles in Northern Ireland.he had contact with official war artists and it was not long before, capturing his own experiences in paint. Also Over the years he has perfected his style of combining both classical and the modern and his works hang proudly in homes and military messes all over the world.In the late 80′s He worked in the Midlands painting Murals in restaurants, homes & businesses..