From a very early age, Essex born John Horsewell, had a love for art. When you consider that his parents and grandfather were all professional artists it was as natural for him to pick up a paintbrush as it was for him to learn to walk!
Whilst at school, he experimented with all forms of painting and although he became proficient in many media, including pastel and water... colour, he soon realised that oils were ideal for his style and to give full expression for his use of colour and light.
Upon leaving school, he entered the world of interior design still continued painting in his spare time, exhibiting paintings, first locally and then as his reputation spread, exhibitions were held in London, Birmingham, Manchester and other major cities.
In 1978, he finally decided to concentrate fully on his art and since that date has gone from strength to strength and his paintings are now in collections in the United States, Japan and Great Britain.
Horsewell most frequently chooses to depict his own most loved landscapes, from the vistas of Southern Europe to the tranquil shores of Florida, where he spends much of his time. His paintings are executed using both brushes and palette knives, giving them their distinctive texture. The flair with which he paints communicates the pleasure of the location he has reveled in, inviting the viewer to share in the experience with him.
John lives with his wife and three children on the Essex-Suffolk border and continues to express his love of the countryside in his work.