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Maritime Impressions

Maritime Impressions

Artworks by John Horton

March 19 - April 14
Upper level

Zoom Artist Talk with John Horton, Saturday, March 27 at 3:00 pm PST. Join Here

To mark the beginning of spring 2021, Winchester Galleries will display works by John Horton on the upper level of the gallery. Horton’s lifelong fascination with the sea is readily apparent in his maritime-themed paintings.

Horton was born in England and joined the Royal Navy as a young man. After two years of service, Horton was hired by a shop fitting company in London where he was mentored by Vic Barber, a talented artist who he met while working at the company. Horton recalls that Barber profoundly influenced his artistic life. In 1966, Horton immigrated to Vancouver where he found much inspiration for his maritime paintings. He worked aboard his floating studio, a 35-foot fishing boat, which he used to explore British Columbia’s coastlines and build upon his extensive portfolio.

Horton’s commitment to the historical and technical accuracy of his works has remained unparalleled. To achieve such precision, Horton relies on tried-and-true methods of construction. Being the perfectionist that he is, Horton admits that he is “never satisfied” with his final products.

As a result of his fervent dedication to his craft, Horton’s works are highly coveted by galleries, museums, and private collections internationally.


Racing Classics
Off Trial Island, British Columbia, Canada
oil on board
18 x 24 inches