About this site



John Ridgewell in June 1971 as photographed by Edward Morgan.
© Edward Morgan for whom we thank for his permission to use this image. Please also see: – https://www.culpho-hall.co.uk/TheCollection/contacts/Ridgewell,%20John.pdf

John’s work does appear from time to time at auction.  If you do not already own one but have liked what you have seen on this site, consider purchasing an original painting to see the true form of his painting.

You may copy images from the site for your personal use, please feel free.  However, In order to use an image in a commercial context, please contact the Estate of John Ridgewell through this website.  They hold the intellectual copyright of all the images John produced.  The Estate of John Ridgewell will want to ensure that any use of his images is appropriate.

This site was conceived and original development was by Jim Ridgewell and Adam Baldwin.  Much thanks is due to both for their input and work on this.  Adam carried out most of the website development work.

This site was set up to act as a repository of John’s work for all to access as they wish and so that this can be appreciated.   John was born in 1937 and died in 2004 after a long battle with cancer.  It was his express wish that a retrospective exhibition be arranged after his death.  As his pictures are mostly in private hands, this has so far proved impossible.  It is hoped that this website will go some way to fulfilling that wish as far as it is currently possible.


John did not like reproductions of his work, as he felt that the colours would not show correctly.  The images on this website are only representations of John’s work, and they are approximate at best and most of the images have not been professionally produced and colours may vary from the original paintings.  Many people have contacted this website for valuation information.  The following link may help: –  www.invaluable.com/
This site shows prices reached at auction for many artists works, and includes a few of John’s pictures. We cannot undertake valuations, and this website link may assist those interested in value. We are indebted to artist Trevor Neal for drawing our attention to this site. (9th February 2013).

Thanks is very much due to all those who have kindly sent images for the site and this is much appreciated.

Further website development

The Estate of John Ridgewell and all associated with this website do not accept any responsibility for either the contents of this website or for the contents of any other sites, or the consequences of any actions you may take as a result of use of this or other sites.
As part of a New Year resolution, and a some what freer schedule, images passed on during 2013 were added. Thanks to those who continue to generously offer images for the site. (8th January 2014).

Images received in late 2013 were added, with particular thanks due to Doug & Eva Harris, long term family friends and patrons of John’s work for their generous provision of images for the site. (14th February 2014).

Further development was carried out to the website.  Please use the feedback form on the Contact page for any comments you may have. (7th September 2014)

New pages added on 2nd January 2016 – Biography and a list of exhibitions due shortly.

6th February 2016- Biography complete, and a new page added showing some exhibition catalogue imagery and a brief guide to John’s painting styles and changes over his career as a professional artist.

June 2021 – Chris Storey has taken over management of this site and updated content.  Chris met John after his move to Wiston in Suffolk and enjoyed discussion of John’s work.  Chris has contributed some images for the website as well as recreating and maintaining the content.  John painted some pictures of Wiston Church with half the proceeds going to the church.   All the paintings were quickly sold to parishioners so this worked in getting him known and appreciated within the community as well!