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John Upton Cards & Collectables

Born and brought up in the Sandfields area of Swansea. John's interest in art was recognised while still a pupil in St Helen’s Primary School where he was encouraged to develop his skills from an early age.

After completing a Foundation Course at Swansea College of Art and a Degree course at Cardiff he decided to become a teacher. Subsequently, most of his working life has been spent in art education - 20 years in comprehensive schools teaching Art and managing Creative Arts Departments (Art, Music and Drama) and 15 years working as Education Officer at Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

For a brief spell of 4 years he ran his own pottery in Gowerton specialising in making ceramic figures.

From 1993 he also ran a company called John Upton Greeting Cards, designing cards for the Welsh market, many based upon original oil paintings by the artist himself.

Since taking retirement in 2009, John has enjoyed the luxury of just painting, injecting a little local humour into his artwork whenever he can.

Buy John Upton Welsh Greetings Cards

Buy John Upton Bilingual Welsh Christmas Cards

Buy John Upton Collectable Figures based upon the characters of his best-selling greetings cards