John Ambrose, RSMA (1931-2010)
He was born at Brierly Hill, Staffordshire & educated locally. He was interested in painting from an early age & carried out his art training in the West Midlands, much influenced by D. A. Chatterton of Plymouth. Following a number of holidays & painting visits to Cornwall, he rented a cottage & studio at St. Ives, where he has now lived for more than 30 years. Since 1992 he has made working visits to Venice. He has exhibited at the RSMA since 1985 & at the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil(1989), & was elected Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1990.