About John Short

John Short in his studio in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland

John Short has exhibited in galleries in Ireland, UK, China and throughout Europe. His artworks are in private and corporate collections in many other countries internationally. He is represented by Fine Art Galleries in Dublin, Edinburgh and London.

Born in Fife, Scotland, he graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art, London.

Whilst in college he was awarded the Royal College of Art Drawing prize for his sketchbook work and the Berger Colour Award. There then followed a successful period of working on drawing commissions for publications including The Sunday Times, Vogue Magazine and Homes & Gardens before relocating to Dublin where he became Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Imagemaking in DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) before making the decision to practice as a full-time artist based in Dalkey in South County Dublin.

He has been the recipient of awards in The Royal Hibernian Academy Summer exhibitions and recently awarded The Royal Watercolour Society, London, Artist’s Prize for innovation in the medium of Watercolour. Also the Presidents Award, Watercolour Society of Ireland.

John has represented Ireland in The World Fair EXPO in Shanghai, China and in The European Confederation of Watercolour Society this year in Krakow, Poland.

John works to date have been predominantly in drawing and watercolour painting but he continues to expand his creative visions into mixed media and sculptures.

Digital printing has allowed him to apply his quirky work into highly successful limited print editions on paper and fabric. Always experimenting and ‘looking’ through drawing in his sketchbooks has led to a highly original view of life in its many forms whether from field trips as distant as China and Australia.