Jeremy Houghton joined the art world initially as head of art at the International School of Cape Town; then on returning to his Cotswold studio, as one of his generation's most prolific and collectable artists.
Since his fulltime painting career began in 2005 he has achieved some notable achievements and commissions: He was official artist for London Fashion Week in 2007, commissioned to paint HM the Queen in 2009, and has had solo exhibitions at some of the world's premier galleries - The Saatchi Gallery (London), The Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg) and The Visual Arts Gallery (Delhi) amongst others. He was one of the official BT artists for the London Olympic Games, and in 2013 a resident artist at Highgrove Estate and tour artist for the Aston Martin Centenary drive around Europe.
With a diverse range of portfolios his work is an aesthetical study of movement, light and space, creating works which embrace the pleasure of seeing. Old photographic negatives provide the starting point for each piece of work. Tone and form are then used to portray movement and space, purposefully distanced from time.
"Currently I have two different painting processes which shape my artistic practise. One is a study of light and movement, using the formation of birds in flight to inform my research. The other is a study of classic sport, making paintings which provoke nostalgia and escapism. There is an interesting symbiosis between both bodies of work which reinforces and validates each line of visual enquiry. Similarly, both collections are mutually exclusive, and are regularly exhibited in their own right."
For International clients, Jeremy Houghton is represented by the following dealers:
South Africa - Christine Read, The Everard Read Gallery. firstname.lastname@example.org