Sadly, John passed away in 2019 but as he was such a valued member of our team, we have chosen to keep him on the website in remembrance of a lovely man and a great painter. Another Irishman (originally from County Limerick) John had been in New Zealand since 1973. He had 5 sisters and one brother. He was originally a drainlayer and barman but for the last 20 years of his life he had been in the painting industry. He joined Painting Matters in 1995. You always knew John was on the job because you could hear him either whistling or singing! John enjoyed the horses and sports on his days off. John will be sadly missed by the Painting Matters team.