John Short was born in Scotland. He has lived and worked for many years in Ireland. He studied Illustration and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art, London. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Royal College of Art drawing prize, The Berger colour prize and The Artist’s prize in The Royal Watercolour Society, London and The President’s award in The Irish Watercolour Society.
His artworks have appeared in many publications and are in many corporate and private collections. He exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and is represented by The Solomon Fine Art Gallery in Dublin. John was Senior Lecturer in Imagemaking in Visual Communication Design in the Technical University Dublin. He also teaches creative workshops on locations internationally.