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,

New painting available and another painting sells :)

Good news art lovers! My portrait “Lucy” recently sold, and a new painting is on its way to Abbozzo Gallery this weekend!

“I Will Not Jettison My Dreams”, oil on canvas, 48″x24″ is the last painting I am completing before heading north to The Yukon Territory to paint. Please message me with any questions and of course you may contact Abbozzo Gallery as well.


A visit to Abbozzo Gallery, Painting Amendments and Painting in Progress..


Some quick artistic updates from the studio…

I will be at Abbozzo Gallery on Wednesday from 5-8pm. Please come out and see this incredible space in the heart of downtown Toronto. They are located at 401 Richmond St, at the corner of Spadina Ave. Here is their website. Abbozzo Gallery

I am working hard on a new draped portrait. Here is a progress shot of it for you to see. When complete this painting will be available at the gallery. It is 48″x24″,oil on canvas.








I have written a poem and painted it onto the figure in my painting “Mayberry Street, Hidden”. I wanted to capture a bit of the sensations of that morning, and see what would happen if I applied it directly to the painting. Here is a detail from the painting. You can see the entire painting at Abbozzo Gallery.





I hope you are well and perhaps see you Wednesday at the gallery!



“Gayle, Snowshoeing” to be featured in 2014 Calendar

I am excited to announce that “Gayle, Snowshoeing” will be included in an upcoming 2014 calendar by “Canadian Artists For The Poor”, a charitable fundraiser. Money raised from calendar sales goes to help fight extreme poverty around the world. You can find out more information here. Calendars are $20 each. Every bit makes a difference!

"Gayle, Snowshoeing", oil on canvas, 36"x 48", private collection, Oakville, Ontario

Heeding the Call Of The Yukon…

Hello friends!

I hope you are well. Here is an exciting bit of news!

I sat down with Dave White of CBC Radio North this week to discuss my upcoming move to The Yukon…it’s all about following your dreams and the art that will come out of that odyssey.

Here is a link to the interview…







I am so excited to see what this life change does to my paintings. Thanks for your interest and support in my work. I will update this page again soon.
Have a great day!


Gallery On The Move and Google Map Showing Where My Art Lives

Hello Friends, Collectors and Art Lovers,

Lots is happening in the studio. I am preparing five new paintings for Abbozzo Gallery’s 20th Anniversary show titled 20/20, complete with a brand, spanking new location in downtown Toronto!

Here is Abbozzo’s site http://abbozzogallery.com along with the site of their new location in the thriving arts community at 401 Richmond! http://www.401richmond.net

The gallery opens May 4th with a group show titled “20/20” for 20 years in business. The official opening reception is on May 22nd at 5pm. I hope you can attend!

Also, I have created a Google Maps map of where my art lives in the world. Have a look.

Map Of Where My Art Lives. If you own a piece of my artwork and your city is not displayed on the map, please let me know and I will add it immediately. I do not publish addresses or client information to retain privacy for collectors.





“After The Storm”, oil on canvas, 15″x30″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

“Saw Whet Portrait”

“Saw Whet Portrait”, oil on panel, 12″x12″ is being donated to West Sound Wildlife Animal Refuge on Bainbridge Island, WA. It is part of a charity fundraiser to help raise money that will go towards helping injured or sick wildlife and rehabilitate them. I will post more details about the fundraiser soon! http://westsoundwildlife.org I am thrilled to be a part of this project!

“The Guest Room” being auctioned at Sheridan College Alumni Gala


I was recently approached by my art alma mater, Sheridan College, to donate a painting for their annual fundraising gala and silent auction. I was thrilled to have a painting to donate for a good cause. My miniature painting “The Guest Room” will be available to the highest bidder on October 18th, 2012 at The Big Picture Gala held at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Good things come on small canvases 😉

I hope you are all well and please stay tuned for new paintings being posted within the next few weeks as my solo exhibition, “Surfacing” is quickly approaching! Mark November 3rd from 2-5pm on your calendars! That is the opening reception at Abbozzo Gallery. Paintings are selling well in advance of the show. Please contact the gallery for a preview of all the paintings!

“The Guest Room”, oil on panel, 4″x5″.




“Hannah, Surfacing” (in progress)

I don’t normally post paintings in progress but I am so excited about this piece that I had to. It is a juggernaut: 72″x48″! I am painting it on its side in my studio as it is so large that I cannot paint it vertically. I love a good challenge. You can see the finished piece at my solo exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery this coming November. Thanks for your interest and enjoy the sneak peek!