John Torrey was born in New York City and lives and works in a small town in Marin County, north of San Francisco. He has been drawing pictures since he was a young boy. His training has included drawing at the Art Students League in New York with Robert Beverly Hale and painting with Chester Arnold in California. John received a Masters Degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world including a six year period in the gulf states of the Middle East where he worked as a town planner. John's art- consisting of drawings, paintings, and sculpture- often has themes drawn from his travels and his work tends to be expressionistic in nature. All of his art, including the sculpture, has a basis in drawing. John has dual citizenship with the USA and the Republic of Ireland.

John Torrey