Welcome to my website.

I’m John, (aka doodlesido), and writing and drawing are my passions.

My writing has been published throughout the UK and Ireland, and I’ve written on numerous subjects including sport, cinema, British and American history, music and travel.

I like to draw intricate black and white patterns, floral designs, mandalas and abstracts. Much of my artwork is inspired by nature, but I’ve learnt that anything can trigger my imagination.

When I’m not doing any of the above, I enjoy reading and being outdoors.

I live with my wife, our daughter, two cats and an ageing Collie.

Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy what you find here.