Trained at The Slade School of Fine Art and the University of Provence, 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 painters.
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 was Artist in Residence for HRH The Prince of Wales at Highgrove, and tour artist for the Aston Martin Centenary tour around Europe.
With a wide range of portfolios his overall practice is an aesthetical study of two, three and four dimensions, creating artworks which embrace the simple pleasure of seeing. His classic sporting paintings are inspired by old photographic negatives and use dramatic chiaroscuro to question time and provoke feelings of nostalgia. His signature ornithological motifs explore ideas of escapism, freedom and space.