John Afflick was born in 1967 in Liverpool, Merseyside. After serving in the British Army for 3 years he studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University.
His work is predominantly inspired by renaissanace painters and is immaculately finished using traditional techniques, often concentrating on fascinating and alluring figures sometimes with a humorous or hidden narrative.
John has exhibited extensively and has been shortlisted for and received many awards, including ‘Not the Turner Prize’, Mall Galleries, London (2004), ‘The Football Prize’, The Lowry, Manchester (2006), ‘Regional Finalist,’ Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year (2013) and’ Winner of the Best Portrait Award, West Lancashire Open Exhibition (2013). His 12 foot altar-piece on permanent display in ‘The Church Of The Holy Innocents’ Hammersmith, London, has been very much acclaimed and is a testament to his unique artistic ability.