About the Artist

About John Burton

 

 

John Burton is an award- winning oil painter best known for his stirring and vivid depictions of the transitory beauty of our ever-changing world. He is at once tangibly influenced by the Western and Russian painters of the early twentieth century, and entirely unique in his remarkable ability to capture the profound spirituality and majesty of his surroundings. Burton has traveled and painted around the globe, always maintaining his home and artistic center in the American West. Burton’s deep American roots permeate the rich, natural character of his art, and inform his work’s reverent tone.

Selected Awards and Honors

2014               Gold Medal and Irvine Museum Award at the 103rd Gold Medal Exhibition at the Autry Museum, Pasadena, CA

2014               Keynote Speaker at 4th Annual Plein Air Expo and Convention, Monterey, CA

2014               Keynote Speaker Crystal Cove Alliance Artist Reception, Crystal Cove, CA

2014               A Grand Award Winner, Raymar Art Painting Competion, Phoenix, AZ

2014               Judge Carmel Plein Air Fine Art Festival

2013               Best of Show Bold Brush International Painting Competition

2013               Keynote Speaker Laguna Plein Air Painters Reception, Laguna Beach, CA

2012               Randy Higby Gallery Award 14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA

2012               Plein Air Magazine Award 14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA,

2012               Laguna Canyon Foundation Award 14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA

2011               First Runner Up in the American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA

2011               Seascape of Distinction at the Oil Painters of America 20th National Exhibition, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2010               Best of Show and Artist Choice Award 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA

2007               Grand Prize and Artist Choice Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational, San Diego, CA

2006               Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition, Honorable Mention

2006               Artist Choice Award, Wild, Wild West Plein Show, Phoenix, AZ

2005          Honored with Signature Membership Plein Air Painters of Hawaii

2005               Award for Excellence TOP 100 for “Arts for the Parks.”  Jackson, WY.

2006               Mentor at En Plein Air Masters, Lake Louise, Canada

2005               Artist in Residence En Plein Air Masters, Coligny, France

2004               The Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America 13th National Exhibition, Kirkland, WA

2004               Mentor at En Plein Air Masters, Angle Sur Anglin, France

2004          Honored with Signature Membership Oil Painters of America

2004               Best of Show at the Art Splash National Show, TX

2004               National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Exhibition, Narrative Excellence Award, Bolivar, MO

2003               The Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America 12th National Exhibition, Taos NM

2003               Best of Show at the Art Splash National Show, TX

2003               Platinum Palette Award, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of

2000               First place for Artist Magazine Portrait Competition

 

 

Selected Magazines Articles

2014               Feature article in Art of the West Magazine 26th Anniversary Issue, “Answering the Call” November, pg. 62-67

2014               Outdoor Painter, “Plein Air to Studio” January

2011               Featured in Soutwest Art Magazine, February

2009           Feature article in American Art Collector, “Land and Light” April 2009, pg 144-147

2008               Featured in the San Diego Reader Magazine “The Light is Illusive”, October, pg. 67

2005               Featured in the Arizona Republic, “ Top Artists to Watch”

2005               International Artist Magazine, August

2004           Featured artice in Southwest Art Magazine, “Passionate Obsetion”  September, pg 114-117

2004               Cover Article Art Life Magazine. “Stay West” pg. 4-5

2004               Featured in The Artbook Magazine, Ocotber

Featured in Plein Air Magazine.com

Featured in Art Talk Magazine

 

Selected Galleries and Exhibitions

Bonner David Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ

Salmagundi Club Exhibition, New York, NY

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

West Valley Art Museum, Surprise AZ

Medicine Man Gallery, Artists of the Grand Canyon.  Tucson, AZ

Rims to Ruins, Denver CO

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

Ella Richardson Gallery, Charleston, SC

Addi Gallery, Lahaina, Maui

Carmel Fine Art, Carmel, CA

 

 

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