John Creighton is an artist who is rooted in a particular landscape; he grew up living on the North York Moors in the house in Appleton-le-Moor where he still lives to this day. His father was an artist and landscape painter and the Creighton family has ancestors there going back to the sixteenth century, hence Creighton has what he describes as a 'genetic connection' to the local landscape. In a sense, it is a landscape that is sacred to the artist. He has spent a lifetime living and walking on this land, always looking for and finding that physical connection. Creighton regards it as his own never-ending world of inspiration.