John Newberry was born in Sussex and educated in Bath. He studied Architecture at Cambridge and Fine Art at Newcastle. Moving to Oxford he taught at the Ruskin School of Drawing for twenty nine years, for the last two of which he was Acting Head.

He paints landscapes and buildings, always in front of his subject and usually completes in one sitting. His work is small but he specialises in wide angle views. Much of his work is painted abroad, especially in Egypt, North Africa, Italy and France.

He now lives in Somerset and takes part inthe Somerset Art weeks each year.

Elected ARWS 1989 & RWS in 1995