Maritime Visions – Art Show

John Horton Art Show June 24th-26th, 2022

John Horton, recent Order of British Columbia recipient, is excited to announce his first Art Show since receiving that honour. The show will be hosted by GS & Company at their 2nd location in the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, June 24th-26th, 2022. 

He was born in England, and at 16 joined the Royal Navy serving in the Pacific, (exploding Hydrogen Bombs) the Atlantic, and the Arctic oceans (supporting British fishermen in the 1st Cod War).  He worked as a designer and architectural artist before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1966.   John’s paintings have been shown by the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.  His originals are currently shown in galleries in Surrey BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA, and Picton ON. At 87, John still skippers the 52-foot Delta Lifeboat for the Canadian Lifeboat Institution, a volunteer organization out of Steveston that has been providing search and rescue services since 1981.

He has produced more than 1,500 marine paintings, all of which are meticulously researched, richly detailed and technically accurate.  For his series of over 50 paintings depicting Captain George Vancouver’s 18th-century voyages of exploration and discovery, Horton sailed Vancouver’s routes, from Washington State through British Columbia and up to the top of Alaska on his own boat.  

He is a Canadian Naval War Artist and has produced many special paintings including 3 for the RCN’s 100th Anniversary.  Paintings for the Canadian Coast Guard, the fishing and tugboat industries and Shipping Agents are also a big part of his portfolio.  

But recently, during the Covid shutdown he has been inspired to paint more landscapes and mood pieces  – see his recent works here:

John is a member of the Order of British Columbia, Canada, the highest honour the province can bestow and the Canadian Society of Marine Artists, Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists and the Master Mariners of Canada. 

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