John Horton

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2014

Artworks for sale: 39

(2)

United Kingdom

About John Horton

 
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  • Biography
         I specialise in large watercolour paintings depicting birds in landscape. These are inspired from observation and field sketches and the picture is developed through a free drawing process in the studio, which is then refined to the finished work using all available reference for accuracy and detail.
        I travel widely and always have a sketchbook and camera at the ready to capture the events that will form the heart of a new picture. My art covers a wide variety of subject matter from general landscape and wildlife through to animal portraiture. Watercolour is my favourite medium for its softness and subtlety but I also work in acrylic, oil and pencil.
       I take commissions on all subjects. A lifelong passion for the natural history world underlies all my work.  

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  • Awards

    2012

    The St. Cuthberts Mill award

    This award is for the best work on paper at the annual exhibition of the Wildlife Art Society International

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    2011

    The Christopher Parsons Award for artistic excellence

    See the description for 2003

    2010

    The Christopher Parsons award for artistic excellence

    See description for 2003

    2003

    The Christopher Parsons Award for artistic excellence

    This award was created in memory of Christopher Parsons who sadly died in 2001. He was a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International and the award is presented to the artist at the annual exhibition who is considered by the judges to have created the best portfolio of work on a linked natural history theme of four pieces. A landscape, a portrait, a behavioural and an artists choice in the final category of abstract, floral or dawn to dusk.
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    Event: 'Art and the animal'

    Dates: Aug. 30, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015

    Venue: Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool UK

    An exhibition by members of the Association of Animal Artists.

    Event: The Wildlife Art Society International annual exhibition

    Dates: May 24, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

    A varied exhibition of styles and media depicting the natural history world at the home of natural history art, Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

    Event: The Association of Animal Artists annual exhibition

    Dates: April 6, 2015 - May 18, 2015

    Venue: The Castle Park Arts Centre, Cheshire, UK

    A variety of work depicting animals both wild and domesticated

    Event: 'British Wildlife'

    Dates: Feb. 2, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    Venue: WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire, UK

    An exhibition by members of the Association of Animal Artists celebrating British wildlife

    Event: Artist in residence

    Dates: Jan. 13, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015

    Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

    I will be artist and residence at Nature in Art with a display of original work plus prints and cards and will be demonstrating.

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Links


Awards

2012

The St. Cuthberts Mill award

This award is for the best work on paper at the annual exhibition of the Wildlife Art Society International

Show more awardsHide

2011

The Christopher Parsons Award for artistic excellence

See the description for 2003

2010

The Christopher Parsons award for artistic excellence

See description for 2003

2003

The Christopher Parsons Award for artistic excellence

This award was created in memory of Christopher Parsons who sadly died in 2001. He was a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International and the award is presented to the artist at the annual exhibition who is considered by the judges to have created the best portfolio of work on a linked natural history theme of four pieces. A landscape, a portrait, a behavioural and an artists choice in the final category of abstract, floral or dawn to dusk.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: 'Art and the animal'

Dates: Aug. 30, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015

Venue: Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool UK

An exhibition by members of the Association of Animal Artists.

Event: The Wildlife Art Society International annual exhibition

Dates: May 24, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

A varied exhibition of styles and media depicting the natural history world at the home of natural history art, Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

Event: The Association of Animal Artists annual exhibition

Dates: April 6, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Venue: The Castle Park Arts Centre, Cheshire, UK

A variety of work depicting animals both wild and domesticated

Event: 'British Wildlife'

Dates: Feb. 2, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Venue: WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire, UK

An exhibition by members of the Association of Animal Artists celebrating British wildlife

Event: Artist in residence

Dates: Jan. 13, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015

Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, UK

I will be artist and residence at Nature in Art with a display of original work plus prints and cards and will be demonstrating.


 

Biography

     I specialise in large watercolour paintings depicting birds in landscape. These are inspired from observation and field sketches and the picture is developed through a free drawing process in the studio, which is then refined to the finished work using all available reference for accuracy and detail.
    I travel widely and always have a sketchbook and camera at the ready to capture the events that will form the heart of a new picture. My art covers a wide variety of subject matter from general landscape and wildlife through to animal portraiture. Watercolour is my favourite medium for its softness and subtlety but I also work in acrylic, oil and pencil.
   I take commissions on all subjects. A lifelong passion for the natural history world underlies all my work.  

 
 
 
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