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    June 2018: John Buxton

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    John Buxton was born and raised in Oxford, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina briefly before graduating with a degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

    John was a successful professional illustrator for 31 years before becoming a full-time historical painter. John explains, "I suppose I was ready to choose my own subject matter; to paint something that wasn't an art director's idea to help sell a product. I had really enjoyed working with the book division of The National Geographic Society, where I learned their belief in going the extra mile to be sure, through research, that the art work is as correct as possible — that it will stand the test of time. I liked that maybe my art could have more meaning than it had all those years in advertising."

    Today, John and his wife Noralee live Western Pennsylvania. John expresses his love for the area, commenting, "How could I not be enthusiastic about the aura radiating from the rocks and rivers that witnessed the 21 year old George Washington, his scout and interpreters, and the natives that stalked them. Right here in my backyard, so to speak, so much had happened that influenced the course of a developing America of the 18th century. How could I not want to paint it? In 1994, I began!"

     

    Ox wagon II by John Buxton 800w

    Above: Ox Wagon II by John Buxton.

    To view John's amazing work and learn about his life, prestigious awards, publications, and past/future shows, visit www.BuxtonArt.com.

     

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