John Colby was born in Massachusetts. He continues to work, paint and live in New England with his wife and children.

Many of his works include private commissions - primarily surrounding portraiture. His portfolio includes charcoal, oils, graphite and other mediums.

John divides his time painting plein air as well as working in his studio, creating lanscape, still life and figurative works.

He centers his life and work on the principles of the Word of God, and keeps the perspective that his abilities are granted to him by God. John desires to display God's glory through art.