John Rotherham

Portrait Artist


Portraiture has always been the focus of John's work.  His output is almost entirely commissioned portraits, using traditional atelier techniques.  Mainly working in charcoal, oil or pastel, the latter is his current medium of choice.  Soft pastel provides John with a perfect balance between the precision of drawing and the freedom of painting, using a tactile medium with brilliant pigments.

Prior to focusing fully on his commissioned work, he was represented for several years by galleries in London, and at art fairs in New York, Singapore and Amsterdam.  John usually has a small selection of original paintings available for purchase direct from his studio.  You can see the paintings currently available by clicking HERE.


To read more about commissioning a portrait by John click HERE

To browse examples of his commissions, select from the options below:


The Studio at Bashall Barn
Bashall Barn  Bashall Town  BB7 3LQ

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday - by appointment*
Saturday and Sunday - 11am to 5pm

*To make an appointment

call the gallery on 07736 540895

or email