Scottish born John Mooney has recently retired from teaching in Scotland, where he still resides. He has won countless scholarships and awards, and is long time member of ‘The Royal Scottish Academy of Painters’, as well as a committee member of the ‘Society of Scottish Artists’. His sizable watercolours depict strange imaginary wooden sculptures, reversed text, backdrops and set pieces - all conveying puzzling and provocative comments laced with irony. His intricate and precise style combines a velvety rich colour palate with meticulous attention to detail that is beautiful and beguiling. John has exhibited extensively in Scotland, and has participated in group exhibitions further a field in Helsinki, London and Poland. His works reside in public and private collections including Contemporary Art Society, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish Arts Council and Dundee Art Gallery.