My email: johnclinock@gmail.com


My art blog, Art Rat Cafe:



Instagram @johnclinock


Welcome to my art portfolio.

I’m a visual artist in Vancouver, BC. Canada.

I work in a variety of media including text, painting, drawing, and  mixed media.

I teach and workshop the creative process in my community with a belief in the healing, revealing and transforming power of the act of art.


Making art enchants me.

The sensual and quintessentially magical process of making something from nothing

animates my life.

I play and lose myself in the act of art.

I work until I disappear.


Each new piece I make is a deeply personal journey,

a dance with those aspects of consciousness that are mysterious and elusive.

I approach each working surface as I would a new relationship,

a Fun-House mirror, or a dream, in search of another disclosure of self.


 My art is an unfolding path of exploration and adventure,

a dance of flesh and spirit, a poetry, a making magic on the edge of the unknown.







Camosun College Fine Arts Dept, Victoria. BC. Canada

 Associate of Arts Diploma - Visual Art (First Class)


 Nominated by Fine Arts faculty, Camosun College for Lt. Governor's and Governor-General awards.


 BC Art Therapy Association. Victoria. BC. Canada .

 Art Therapy Survey Course 1981-82


 University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. Canada.

 BFA. First Class Honours.

 B.Ed. Visual Arts.

 British Columbia Teacher Certification - Professional, Secondary.

Specialization - Visual Art. June 1988.


 1982 – 1988

 Activities and Societies: 

 Student Union Representative.

Research Assistant - Art History Dept.


 Honours and Awards:

Vancouver Foundation Award - Fine Arts.
U.Vic. Bursary Award.
BC. Cultural Fund Scholarship.
First prize and Special award for ceramic sculpture, Saanich Fall Fair, Victoria BC.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Vancouver. BC. Canada.

 Certificate in Fine Art Techniques. 2011-2012

 Advanced Study Certificate in Painting. 2013-2014.


Related Employment

 Department Head - Visual Arts Dept.

 Collingwood School. West Vancouver. BC. Canada

 September 1988 – September 2010



 Art Studio Volunteer teacher:

Coast Mental Health Resource Centre

Vancouver. BC.

August 2012 – August 2016


Art Studio Volunteer teacher:

The Gathering Place Community Centre.

Vancouver. BC.

 September 2016 - Present.





 Numerous group shows from 1977 to present.


Solo shows in academia, local art walks and art fairs, restaurants and coffee shops in Vancouver.


Work in private collections in Canada, USA. and UK.



 My email: johnclinock@gmail.com

My blog:  https://clinock.com

Instagram @johnclinock