John Burton

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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. He is one of Carmel’s most celebrated artists.
 
 
 
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 California Club, Los Angeles, 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
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 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.
2004 The Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America 13th National Exhibition, Kirkland, WA
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 America Exhibition, Bolivar, MO
2003 Breckenridge Fine Arts Center Art Competition, Honorable Mention
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
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
2004 Featured artice in Southwest Art Magazine, “Passionate Obsetion” September, pg 114-117
2004 Cover Article Art Life Magazine. “Stay West” pg. 4-5

Featured in International Artists Magazine

Featured in the Arizona Republic
Featured in The Artbook Magazine
Featured in Plein Air Magazine.com
Featured in Art Talk Magazine

Selected Galleries and Exhibitions

Carmel Fine Art, Carmel, CA
Bonner David Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ
Salmagundi Club Exhibition, New York, NY
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
West Valley Art Museum, Surprise 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