London Fashion Week, Olympics 2012, Highgrove and Windsor Castle, Saatchi Gallery and International Exhibitions
After training at the Slade School of Art and the University of Provence, Jeremy Houghton’s formative years as an artist were spent in South Africa as Head of Fine Art at The International School of Cape Town. On returning to England, and the village of his childhood – Broadway, he established a studio and fully devoted himself to evolving a personal aesthetic. A stock of photographs of local history, people, family, and the chronicling of everyday life often provided a starting point for creativity. The archive also referenced the Arts and Craft movement in establishing a line of artistic activity from an American colony of artists who lived in Broadway, including John Singer Sargent, to the present day.
But it is in the wider context of specific commissions and international exhibitions that a broad variety of experiences have influenced Houghton’s artistic development. He was an official artist for London Fashion Week in 2008 and the Olympics in 2012; artist in residence at Highgrove in 2013 and Windsor Castle 2014; and commissioned to paint HM the Queen in 2009. In recent years, he has had solo exhibitions at The Saatchi Gallery (London), The Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg), The Visual Arts Gallery (Delhi), and The Ashmolean Museum, Broadway.
Jeremy will be in conversation with Jim Brook DA as one of the events for the Launch of Art Gifted by God in 2015. Date to be confirmed.
“Art Gifted by God presents a lovely opportunity for artists to find an audience for their work and for people to discover art that fulfils them. It’s great that such an exciting enterprise has been created in Cheltenham where I spent the majority of my learning years. I wish this initiative all the very best.”