Born in 1957, in Omaha, Nebraska. English was raised in a rural town near Colorado Springs, and completed his formal artistic training at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver, Colorado in 1979. After graduation, he joined the faculty at the Art Students League of Denver and the Scottsdale Artists School.
English depicts the profound moments of beauty often hidden within the particulars of daily life. A master of painterly chiaroscuro, his work remarks on the powerful harmony that exists between light and shadow in nature. While much of his subject matter is pulled from local venues, English loves to travel, and responds to the inherent beauty he finds in each new destination.