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John A. Blakey

Born in Yorkshire into a family that originated from Ireland, John A. Blakey’s early career was in education. He lectured in English and communications at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, but always with an ambition to eventually become a full-time artist.
In 1990, that dream was realised, and his studio in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales was opened by fellow Yorkshireman Sir Michael Parkinson, who had invited him to stay at his home when he painted his portrait. John has painted many famous subjects, including film stars, army generals, politicians, royals and captains of industry from many countries.
His work has taken him all over the world, from Siberia where he designed costumes for performers from the State Opera, to Mombasa and Costa Rica for private commissions, and his interest in writing grew from wishing to record and share his many adventures and experiences throughout his artistic career.
John now lives in Co. Cavan in Ireland as a working artist, writer and musician.

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