Here at Pike and Joyce we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the most fantastic views in the Adelaide Hills. To complement this view we invite some of the Hills best artists to display their work.
John is a self-taught artist, who began painting as a hobby around 1980 whilst working as a Motor Body Design Draftsman. He then went on (after more study) to work for himself as a Graphic Designer until 2004. During this twenty year period he continued to paint and gained a reputation and a following, which afforded him the pleasure of being able to become a professional artist in 2004. John has an absolute passion for painting and has spent countless hours at the easel, not to mention ten years of life drawing to hone his skills. His work is about self expression of the landscape and the occasional portrait.
In 2009 John & his wife Lydia, decided to move to Mt Compass where they designed and built a new home, studio and gallery from where John works, teaches and sells his work. Along with this they have developed a beautiful garden, which adds to the experience of visitors.
Geoff describes painting as "'One of his greatest joys', Over the past four decades, I’ve been captivated by Australian landscapes, especially those close to my home in South Australia. The Flinders Ranges, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island are constant sources of inspiration, along with the Adelaide foothills around Brownhill Creek."
"I see my artistic endeavors and winemaking as two forms of creative expression; both are guided by the natural world and seek to capture and share beauty." - Geoff Weaver