Greater Manchester UK


Manchester Local Artists (22)

“Hoffman Chair”
Computer Generated Poster

De Stijl and Gerrit Reitveld - Computer Generated Poster
“Reitveld Chair” – Computer Generated Poster

“Nefretiti” – Computer Generated Poster

“Sen” – Computer Generated

“Stop the World” – Computer Generated Poster

John Moss

John Moss - Illustrator, Photographer, Web Designer
The Artist

John Moss was born in Dudley in Worcestershire
(now in the West Midlands) in 1942, and after qualifying at
Wolverhampton College of Art in Painting and Lithography in
1964, came to Manchester to complete teacher training at the
(then) Manchester College of Art (now the Metropolitan University
of Manchester) and English at Manchester University.

Having discovered the delights of Manchester,
he stayed, married, had a family and worked as a teacher and
lecturer in many educational establishments in the region for
30-odd years – including Manchester Grammar School, Stand College,
Bury College and later as a commercial web consultant at Bolton

Despite having intended a life as an aspiring
painter, John diversified rapidly, into photography, illustration
and graphic design. Originally, graphics was a matter of drawing,
cut and paste, a good knowledge of typography, and a handy supply
of Letraset.

But, with the emergence of computers and
early drawing packages (albeit very crude ones) in the mid 1980s,
John was quick to pick up a mouse and try his hand.

Needless to say, he was quickly hooked and
gradually began to develop fairly sophisticated computer generated
graphics. John introduced it as a subject and taught it for
several years at Bury College.

During this time, he maintained his own work
output and entered many international design competitions –
the examples illustrated opposite are all prize winning entries
in the Corel International Design Competition.

In 1994, John took early retirement to work
on developing and extending his computer graphic skills, having
worked in multimedia authoring and CD-ROM development as a freelance.

That year he also established Papillon Graphics.
(Perhaps it’s worth pointing out that his favourite drawing
implement is still the pencil).

More recently he has been working almost
exclusively on web design and development. This website (“Manchester
UK”) is an example of his work, and aptly demonstrates
his skills as a designer and as a researcher/writer.

There are many other examples of his artwork
to be found at the ServerBank

John can be contacted by Email at:

Or by clicking on the “Contact Papillon”
navigation button on the left.

If you are, or know
of any local artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors,
etc) located or based in and around Manchester please let us know,
and if appropriate, we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly
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This page last updated 5 Mar 09.