‘I Think It’s Okay’
by John Sheehy
Regular Street Art contributor John was born in south-west Ireland in 1949. He emigrated to London in the 1950s and has worked as a builder and roofer; but he has endured lengthy spells of unemployment. He has also experienced periods of homelessness and suffered mental health problems. In 1999 he first discovered his natural ability and enjoyment of painting, encouraged by The Big Issue. He has since exhibited at Somerset House, The British Museum, The Royal Academy and in Europe.