I make art to celebrate something beautiful, make sense of what’s painful, and generally to understand the world.
I create paintings, prints, collage – and a lot of drawings.
Watch Olivia Colman be drawn.
“John-Paul Flintoff is the most practical dreamer I know”
– Philippa Perry, BBC Television
“It’s not often we have a paragon on the show… very funny”
– Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour
“Like Brene Brown, but with more physical comedy…”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic
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Work With Humans
I work with companies and individuals, on building community, creating change and better communication.
“Amazing. The exercises were a great way to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves”
- Steve Vrnakis, head of Google Creative Labs
“You really helped us to think about how we engage with individual donors”
– Great Ormond Street Hospital
Stories entertain, educate, persuade and inspire. I write stories, tell them, and help others do the same.
I’ve been a journalist and published five books in 16 languages. My next is about public speaking and presenting.
In it, I draw on my training in improvisational theatre.
My finest hour
“Very good. Very funny… In fact, it made me laugh”
- Harold Pinter, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
What I’m up to NOW (click to read)