Happy New Year!

“What Dreams May Come” was a wonderful success…thank-you to all who came to see the show, purchased paintings, and also those of you who came to the artist talk too!

I am working on new paintings now for 2017…I have finally updated this website so be on the lookout for new works available soon! Below is one new water painting which is currently available at Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto, and two which have just been spoken for!

With best wishes and a healthy happy New Year!


"The Metamorphosis", oil, 48"x60", priv collection. "The Selkie", oil, 60"x48", priv collection

"From Pangea",oil, 48"x60", available at Abbozzo Galleryimg_0623 img_0576 img_0622img_0555

Happening this week: “Go Figure” and “Brushes with Cancer”!

“The Revenant”, oil on panel, 72″x36″, available at Abbozzo Gallery
























There’s a lot happening this week! First, opening this Thursday May 12th and running until May 17th “The Revenant” and “Gayle, Certain” are both a part of “Go Figure”, a group show of figurative works by Abbozzo Gallery happening at First Canadian Place at 100 King Street West in downtown Toronto. Opening reception is 5-7pm. You can find out more information here: http://abbozzogallery.com/go-figure-first-canadian-place/

Also, I’m off to Chicago on Friday for a charity auction to raise money for cancer research happening in West Fulton Market Friday evening:) I have painted a special portrait of cancer survivors whom I was paired up with via Brushes with Cancer, a fabulous Chicago-based charity. More information can be found here:


Have a wonderful week and hopefully see you at one of the openings/events!

“Return To The Wild” on PBS Tuesday November 25th

Tuesday November 25th “Return To The Wild” will be airing on PBS. It is a programme about Christopher McCandless, and I am delighted to be a small part of it. My artwork is included in the show as well as answering questions about what inspired me to create the paintings. Tune in on Tuesday! Please see the rest of my body of work inspired by Chris here on this site.


"Chris' Canoe, Near Golfo", oil on canvas, 18"x24", collection of The Christopher Johnson McCandless Memorial Foundation

“Chris’ Canoe, Near Golfo”, oil on canvas, 18″x24″, private collection, Virginia Beach, VA 


“Montana Mountain 1″ Chosen for the 2014/2015 Northwestel Phonebook Cover

I am very proud to announce that my painting “Montana Mountain I” was chosen for the cover of the 2014/2015 Northwestel Phonebook cover!

I am over the moon at having my work selected. Click the link below to read a story that The Yukon News recently :)



Swimming Portraits get more exposure and what’s on the easel..

There has been quite a bit online writing about my swimming portraits lately. I am very thankful that these pieces have resonated with people as much as they have.

Temperatures are dropping here in Whitehorse but I am painting up a storm and keeping the studio fires burning!

Here is Design Taxi’s blog article: http://designtaxi.com/news/361739/Mesmerizing-Paintings-Of-Women-Gliding-Through-Water/

iGNANT has written a lovely article here: http://www.ignant.de/2013/11/01/swimming-portraits-by-heather-horton/

Another great article here by MyModernNet: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/heather-horton-swimming-portraits

Here is what is on the easel currently. A portrait of my new friend and fellow Yukoner Emilie. She is a wonderful person and I am thrilled to paint her. This portrait is 30″x40″ and will be heading to Abbozzo Gallery as soon as is it complete and dry! http://abbozzogallery.com


Art Auctions and Updates

Hello friends and art patrons!

As I settle into my new home in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory I wanted to update you on some art news.

My painting “Chiaroscuro Cat” will be auctioned off at an upcoming fundraiser organized by PAWS/LA, an organization based in Los Angeles which works to connect companion animals with whose who need them most. The auction is on October 20th in Los Angeles. You can find out more information here: http://www.pawsla.org/pet-art-2013/ I am thrilled to be a part of this event again and love knowing my art will go to help those in need.

Another painting is involved in an upcoming auction. This one is in Burlington, Ontario and funds raised will go to the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation. “At Greenspond”, oil on panel, 24″x12″ will be up for auction on December 11th at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The auction is part of a holiday/Christmas gala. This painting was inspired by my travels in Newfoundland. The ocean, the wind, the incredible freshness of that place will be forever in my memory.

"At Greenspond", oil on panel, 24"x12"















I have been berry picking and making jam up here in Whitehorse. There are so many ideas for paintings I don’t know where to start! New works are always able to be seen at Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

I hope your weekend is wonderful!

More soon,