James Horton

Since relocating to the southeastern coast from Pennsylvania with his wife Joanne, James has exhibited widely in the community, garnering high praise for his mastery, artistry and historic accuracy. A recent extensive solo exhibit at Wilmington’s Bellamy Mansion garnered a bevy of new admirers and collectors.

James Horton is a graduate of Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh PA and a realist artist who works in many mediums including Oil, Gouache (Opaque Watercolor), Graphite and Acrylic.  As a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, his drawings and paintings won awards in juried shows and received acclaim from collectors and patrons.


“The magnificent harbors and riverside communities of Coastal North Carolina  are a never-ending source of inspiration for its unique views and nautical scenes that invite colorful interpretation of the nautical scenes all around me. “


“As a lover of the ocean, my latest work is influenced by the history and vibrancy of the Carolina coastal and river towns. Whether it’s a panoramic ocean view or a seaside beach house I am equally energized  to create works that are both unique and insightful. I am fascinated by the history of the area and the buildings that have so many stories to tell.”

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