Jeremy Houghton British, b. 1974

Jeremy Houghton's work focuses on the portrayal of light and movement. He is particularly interested in the dynamic potential of sports, and was the official artist in residence at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Another body of work explores the flight and migration of birds. His paintings often hover on the edge of abstraction, directing viewers' attention beyond subject matter to the medium of paint itself.

 

Afterwards, Jeremy graduated with a degree of law, Houghton decided to move on for the study at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Universite de Provence, before gaining the position of head of art at the International School of Cape Town, where he instilled his experiences and knowledge taught for five years. In 2009, Houghton was recommended to be commissioned to color HM The Queen, offering a brand new ribbon to Her Majesty’s Gentlemen at Arms at the event in their Quincentenary, and his popularity as an accrued artist accumulated prominence.

 

Following a solo exhibition on the Saatchi Gallery London in 2010, his worldwide popularity mounted and exhibitions on the Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA, and The Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi, India, accompanied in 2011 and 2012. His ability in depicting and illustrating motion and mild emotion led to his choice as one of the Official BT Olympic Artists for London 2012. In the same year, Houghton obtained an award from the Society of Equestrian Artists for ‘Best Sporting Artist’.

 

In 2013, Jeremy was asked to master his skills as a promising Artist in Residence at Highgrove, the Royal estate of the Prince of Wales, leading to an exhibition ‘A Portrait of Highgrove’. It is believed amongst many of his contemporaries that this series of monochromatic oils and watercolours genuinely capture the spirit and essence of Highgrove and the Home Farm, demonstrating how farming communities adapt year in and year out to work in harmony with Mother Nature. In the aftermath of summer 2013, Jeremy became tour artist for the Aston Martin Centenary Tour of Europe, where he traveled with the tour in the day and would paint each night. These Aston Martin watercolours are believed to be now in private collections across the globe.