John Gillespie was born and raised on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. His lifetime as an Artist and Commercial Fisherman on the West Coast waters of British Columbia, is evident in the light and texture of his paintings of Marine and Coastal scenes. He captures the colour of the sea, the motion of a hull, and the nuances of the coastal weather and landscape, as only an Artist who has spent his whole lifetime on the water can do. John and his wife Pat, are long time residents of Coombes, BC. John’s paintings are in private collections across North America.