About me

My name is John Albany Hoyle and I live and work in the Charnwood Forest area of the UK.

I love to draw and paint, and have always done for as long as I can remember, and I enjoy a full and active career in the visual arts, working as a Professional Designer, Illustrator and Artist.

I work in a variety of media, from pencil and ink sketches to oils, acrylic and watercolour mixed media. I have also become fascinated, and increasingly obsessed, by the freedom and possibilities of art on the iPad.

Recently I have been working on a series of ‘lives in a landscape’ on iPad using Procreate; these are portraits of a different kind where the landscape itself generates its own inhabitants. Some of these people are from my own imagination, some are portraits of loved ones or even alternative self portraits. They speak of a real connection to place in what has increasingly become an unreal and virtual world.