"John M. Horton, Mariner Artist"
About the book:
Tugs, freighters, fishboats and military vessels . . . when captured on canvas by renowned marine artist John Horton, they are richly detailed and technically accurate. In the world of marine painting, Horton is second to none, and his work is prized by collectors all over the world.Born in England, Horton spent several years in the Royal Navy, serving in both the Pacific and the Atlantic. He apprenticed in the shopfitting trade and worked as a designer and architectural artist before eventually immigrating to Canada in 1966. In Vancouver he found the perfect environment for nurturing his life-long passion for the sea and its history. Over the years, he has produced more than 1,100 works, all of which are meticulously researched. From harbours and major seaports to Canadian troops in the Arabian gulf, the subjects of Horton's paintings tell a story, and this exquisite book presents some of the artist's finest work, along with a revealing look at his life and professional development.