Jack Russell was born in Stroud on 15 August 1963 and spent is early years living in the Circle, Uplands in 1963 and attended Archway School.
Jack had a cricketing career with Gloucestershire lasting from 1981 to 2006 as well as an international career for England. Alongside his cricketing he has developed an aclaimed reputation as an artist.
Details of his art work can be found on his website
Jack has published a number of books, copies of which can be found in Gloucestershire Libraries.
1988: A cricketer's art : sketches by Jack Russell
1998: The art of Jack Russell : caught on canvas
1997 : Jack Russell unleashed