John Mark Painter is a musician and songwriter who is best known for being half of the husband and wife rock and roll duo, Fleming and John. Painter's wife is singer Fleming McWilliams. Painter grew up in Miami, and began playing trumpet, saxophone, bass, guitar and piano by age 11. Painter met McWilliams while attending Belmont College in Nashville, and immediately began collaborating on songs. While pursuing a record contract, Painter began playing is studio sessions for artists like Indigo Girls, Nanci Griffith and Jewel (singer).