Piper moved to Cornwall when he was still at school, from Salisbury where he was born. His paintings are of the landscape and its dramatic features in his adopted country, and his work is widely shown and collected.

His painting, Moorland Cottages (2004) is held by Penlee House, Penzance. John is one of the group of artists who contribute regularly to the collections and exhibitions held at Gallery Tresco, on the Isles of Scilly.  In general he visits to paint on the Islands during the winter months. He is also a regular exhibitor at Tregony Gallery on the Roseland peninsula.


Painter of landscapes and coastal scenes.

works and access

Access: Penlee House, Penzance; gallery Tresco exhibitions and on-line shows of work; The Stour Gallery, Warks


NAG: Art Share 1988

2009: 'Painters of West Cornwall', Group Exhibition in Central London, Eleven and a Half Art Gallery

2010: 'Celtic Winter' (mixed), The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire

2017: Partners in Paint, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (9-23 Sept)

2017: From Eden Rock to Brexit - Paintings from a 'Causley Century', Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (June/July)

2021: Ten - A Celebration of Ten Years, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (7-14 Aug)

2023: Peninsula, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (June)



NSA 1981-2 (Chairman); 1995


gallery TRESCO exh cat, Autumn Collection 2010 (with photo likeness & illus)

Hardie (1995) 100 Years/Diary

Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership