Pictures at an Exhibition, (diptych),
Pictures at an Exhibition, (diptych), 2018. Oil and transfer print on MDF, 120 cms x 240 cms x 7.5 cms

John McSweeney is a British artist who trained as a painter and print-maker at Camberwell College of Art in London. His recent work combines representations of the human figure with a high degree of abstraction in order to depict aspects of modern life.


His portfolios contain examples of work from the past four decades. These include paintings, drawings, fine art prints, collages, and digital art.

He describes one of his most recent paintings, Pictures at an Exhibition, as:

“… like a Russian Matryoshka doll, in that pictures are nested within pictures. It also portrays motion, which in turn depicts the passage of time.”

His CV can be viewed here.

Anyone wishing to buy or exhibit his work can contact him here.

He currently works in Acton, London.

John McSweeney's studio, Acton
John McSweeney’s studio, Banbury Studios, Acton Business Centre, London NW10


Elsewhere on this website

You can also find a portfolio of essays about art, life, and authoring crime fiction.

In the Odds & Ends section, you can find examples of photography together with a large archive of computer science articles from his time spent teaching for the Open University.