John McClenaghen is a Scottish Artist who studied at Glasgow School of Art (BA Honours in Fine Art), the University of Huddersfield (PGCE), University of Liverpool and the University of Chester (MA Fine Art). He is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Creative Arts, Glyndŵr University.
John McClenaghen's practise explores weather, time and transformation through his coastal landscapes. He is particularly interested in the way they are transformed by changing seasons within the landscape and coast. His work takes interest in relating an experience by drawing parallels between the interplay of light and weather upon his subjects.
John often returns to the same locations to establish a rapport with his surroundings. Once back in the studio he makes spontaneous gestural works on paper as initial studies. His original paintings are often created through experimentation with colour, mark making anf medium; to ensure each work is organically produced.