John Glover was an English artist born on February 18, 1767. He’s originally from Leicester and grew up in a rural area, which fostered his love for nature. Growing up and in school, he excelled in calligraphy and dabbled in oil paintings and watercolors. He moved to Litchfield in 1794 and became a drawing master; in his free time, he drafted many sketches of his new town. He is mainly known for his landscape paintings, specifically those of Tazmania and Australia. Glover visited these colonies with his family, and he painted incredible scenes. His landscapes often feature indigenous people but do not reflect the forceful possession of the land but focus on the perspective of opportunity seen by the British colonialists. The Royal Academy didn’t rank watercolors very well in their exhibitions. Glover became a founding member of the Society of Painters in Water-Colors. Then in 1807, he became the president of the Water Colour Society. Glover was successful and passionate about his work, and the Academy simply undervalued it. In 1814 he exhibited a large piece in France and even caught the attention of Louis XVIII. He left the Society of Painters in Water-Colors to have a chance at membership in the Royal Academy in London. Ultimately, he joined the Society of British Artists and remained a member until he died in 1830. Glover was an excellent landscape painter who perfected skillful painting techniques to depict a realistic atmosphere in his paintings.