WELCOME to our UPDATED website!
As many of you may have observed, it has been a long time since we have posted any updates on our site.
The last few years have been exceedingly busy with commissions for our Navy, the Royal Canadian Mint, the City of Richmond and private clients. So much so, that I was only able to paint for one exhibition held at the Petley Jones Gallery in November 2019.
Now in the middle of the 2020 pandemic, the majority of our usual activities have been cancelled and at last allowing us time to work on our website.
We hope you are all keeping well during this troubling time. Please remember that “Art is always good for the (troubled) soul”.
Feel free to give us your comments as we go through our rebuild – and please ”be kind, be calm, be safe” as Dr. Henry says.
What’s on the easel
While away on a safety patrol for the 2020 chum fishery in Johnston Strait we met the coast guard patrol ship “M. Charles M.B” and I was inspired to create this painting of her conducting a fisheries patrol. She is a fairly new ship and I had not painted one of this design before.
This 140’ Hero class vessel is based on a Dutch design by Damien Stan and nine were built for the Canadian Coast Guard.
With all the difficulties thrown at us over the Pandemic, it is not easy to plan ahead for public events. However, it is hoped that we will be able to hold an exhibition in Victoria later in 2020. I am concentrating on work to make this possible.
John Horton receives Order of B.C.
Delta’s John Horton is among 13 new recipients of the Order of British Columbia – the province’s highest form of recognition.
Lt. Gov. Janet Austin made the announcement on Monday’s BC Day holiday.