Sadly my extremely talented father, John Raynes, died on 11th June 2019. I will keep this website up as a tribute to his great and varied career in Illustration, watercolour painting, portrait painting…the list goes on. As a family we do not currently wish to sell any of his paintings, but would welcome any messages if you wish to make contact. Many thanks. Gaby Raynes
John Raynes was an internationally exhibited and well renowned artist. Born in Australia John studied at the Royal College of Art 1951-57 and, over the next 35 years pursued a successful national and international illustration practice. Raynes returned to painting full time in the 1990s, exhibiting in London, Brighton, Edinburgh, Portugal, Uzes, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. John was represented for portraiture at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London and elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 2003, winning the St. Cuthberts Paper Mill Prize. John Raynes was one of only 12 portrait artists commissioned to work with celebrity participants in "Star Portraits" for BBC1.