John Raymond Byram was born and grew up in Kingman, Arizona. He received a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University and Masters degrees in architecture and city planning from UC Berkeley.

John has studied with several notable aquarellists, including Robert S. Oliver and Robert J. Uecker. He currently paints in transparent watercolor with the Mount Washington Plein Air Painters (a.k.a. the stand-back-and-squint-group).

He has most recently exhibited his watercolors at the Acorn Gallery in Los Angeles, California and the Civic Center Gallery in Alhambra, California. His work is represented in several private and public collections.

John is a licensed architect with his own design practice in Pasadena, California. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Simran, an urban designer.