John Woodward Lines also known as JW Lines was born in Rugby, Warwickshire in 1938. He attended The Rugby College of Art 1957 to 1959 with further study at The York Art School from 1960 to 1962.
Lines has been exhibiting his contemporary paintings since leaving art school. But initially his time was shared between art activities and working in Industry.
Prizes include: First Prize - Museum of Modern Art, Wales; First Prize Royal Society of Marine Artists; and Awards at the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (RSBA).
Lines has also been covered as a Master Class Painter in the publication "International Artist" magazine.