JJ Clark was born and raised in Welkom, Freestate, South Africa in 1968. He completed a BSc (Hons) Mathematical Statistics degree at UFS. During a 20-year career in IT he honed his artistic skills part-time by doing studies at Open Window School of Art and completed a BA Fine Arts Multimedia degree at UNISA.   A few years ago, he left the corporate world to settle on a cattle farm in the Waterberg area in Limpopo province. This gave the opportunity to, on a semi-permanent basis, pursue a career in art. His aim is to create art in nature that is inspired by nature. Organic shapes, textures, colours and patterns found in nature as well as the effect that light, shadow and reflection give, excite and inspire him, and through his art he tries to capture the essence of these elements.