John Adam Barrow was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1963. After completing his schooling he studied architecture at the University of Cape Town. He left South Africa in 1984 and resided in Europe for the following 22 years. The first number of years he lived in London, then Portugal and moved to Sweden in 1989. He completed his architectural studies in Sweden. John has two daughters. John returned to South Africa in 2006. He moved to McGregor, a village in the Western Cape in 2015 where he resides. His works are an expression of his most prevalent thoughts and concerns. The vivid clarity of the images is a representation of this endeavour.