John Robinette lives and works in Memphis and is a 1966 graduate of the Memphis College of Art where he earned a BFA degree in painting. For the past 40 years, he has been involved at one time or another in virtually every aspect of the visual arts including illustration, stained glass design, sculpture, mural painting as well as teaching at the University of Memphis and the Memphis College of Art.
John has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years including medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and feature articles in Communication Arts magazine and the book The Ultimate Portfolio.
During his years as an illustrator, he produced work for clients such as Time-Life Books, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, Random House,Psychology Today, RCA-BMG Music, Walt Disney and Buena Vista TV.
In recent years, John has devoted his time to his personal work which involves the Mississippi Delta Landscape and Origins of the Blues subject matters. Works from the Delta Series are in many corporate and private collections across the United States.