John Horton

John Horton — Painter

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 and enjoy painting the landscape and characters around my home. A lifelong passion for the natural history world underlies all my work. My paintings can be viewed at my gallery/studio in Crowle. I also hold day workshops there and give talks and demonstrations to a variety of clubs and societies.