Customer Testimonials

Hi John
Just a quick note to say thanks for the lesson on Saturday. I really enjoyed myself and learnt loads. Thanks also to your wife for the delicious refreshments.
I feel really appreciative that I have been taught by someone who is as passionate about their art and profession as you.
Thanks again, I’ll be in contact again soon to purchase an airbrush from you.


Customising my Z1000..I’d travelled to Essex to get the frame etc powder coated. I’d had some horrendous quotes from ‘local’ airbrush artists for work on my tank. The powder coaters put me onto John, From the moment I met him I knew he was the man for the job . I wanted the joker and tank/side panel colour to match my purple frame. We chatted options, he quoted a brilliant price so I left it with him…I went to pick it up and was totally blown away !!…he’d spent 1 week just doing the hair!!………I have won about 15 awards up to yet mainly for the tank artwork can’t thank John enough……..THANK YOU JOHN…

Dave Godfrey

Thank you so very much for your kindness and generousity.
Words can not convey what you have taught me… a gift of something, possibly a new start or journey – or possibly. just a wonderful hobby…. either way, you have supplied me with a knowledge, and yearning to learn – something I could do and either way- will always, enjoy.

Love & Hugs,
Tas x x


Hi John,

Just wanted to let you know that the clogs were extremely well received by our McLaren contact. I have attached a note from him. He, like everybody else, was really impressed.
It’s a real pity that I had to give them away, but I made a picture for memory, which I have attached as well.

Many thanks again and best regards,


John n Mel…
I don’t know whether to smile or cry!! What i do know is i could kiss you and your partner!!!
What a fantastic work of art you have made of my bike. I love it and everyone that has seen it loves it, you and Mel have turned my ordinary bike into a real crowd gatherer.. The paintwork is absolutely phenomenal… You will be highly recommended to anyone who asks. If i need anymore work done, i will look no further than you and your partner
what more can i say?
the artwork says it all!!
many thanx

Hi John/Mel

Arrived home safely although the M25 was choca at jct 19 !

Have ordered some paints, a set of each and can’t wait to get started.

The last two days have just flown by and I have really enjoyed myself, even if I still believe you are both too kind with you comments on my airbrush abilities…….but with practice I hope to live up to your training.

I just wanted to say once again, thank you so much not only for the tuition but for you unlimited kindness, in todays hard and cold world it’s really nice to meet genuine caring people.

I will let you know how I get on and send you some photo’s of my work…regardless of how it turns out.

The boys are really impressed and in awe over the wall murial…….planning bedrooms already ! I might actually have a go on the drum room when I have more confidence.

Kindest of regards


Thanks ever so much for donating this piece of pure brilliance…
You got some major talent

I will be pluggin you when they release the press article in the papers.

Thanks m8,
Thank you,
The Hatton Forum team

I am writing this letter to you to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Since meeting you, my own personal work, has improved out of site. Whilst i realize it will never compare to your own work, i am non the less over the moon with the way things have and are progressing. Your classes, and the one on ones, we have had, have been some of the most rewarding hours i have ever spent. I love the way you take all my stupid inane questions in your stride and then show me exactly what it is i want to know and make it all look so easy both to follow and understand. One of the most interesting hours spent with yourself and the lovely Mel, was the time you spent breaking down the parts of the airbrush and explaining things i never knew, now i can set it up exactly the way i want it for great results nearly all the time, sounds daft i know, but no one ever really explained the workings for me as you did, its like the airbrush has become a part of me instead of a broken limb flapping about doing what it wants instead of the other way round.

Once again John, thank you, Your a true gentleman.

Kev G.

***** Five stars that’s what I’d give John Callaghan.
John has done a few jobs for me including picture graphics on my Yamaha Royal Star to a two tone respray on my currant Indian Chief. He’s also done artwork on my leather jacket and leather waistcoat. Everything has been perfect down to the last detail, he is a perfectionist personified and in my opinion a genius.

Trevor Lathrope

I met john about 10 years ago, and gave him an impossible task of painting my convertible roof on my MX5. He nailed it. Since then he done over 30 pieces of artwork for my car and Bike, sometimes twice due to accidents I have had. You often see portraits on vehicles that sort of look like the person in question, but with john there is no question. He is by far one of the best in the business. I will always use him.

Definitely a 10.



Barry Hunter

Hi John,

I received helmet this morning and it looks brill !!
Great job many thanks.
I wish year a Merry Christmas and a Very prosperous New Year.

Best Regards