John Gillies

b. 1945
Christchurch, New Zealand

1957
learned figure drawing under sculptor, Tom Taylor.
1969-1970
combined services South Vietnam.
1971
graduated University of Otago Medical School.
1980
specialist physician, FRACP.
2003
clinical director, Canterbury District Health Board.
2007
full time artist and portrait painter.
1977
first solo exhibition, Dunedin NZ.
1992
highly commended, Telecom Art Award.
1998
creative excellence award, NZ Wearable Arts Award.
2005
section winner, Montana World of Wearable Arts Award
2008
published “In my chair”, a collection of portraits of Cantabrians.