John Burton, Oil on Canvas

Preferred Media: Oil on Canvas


After retirement in 1994, my search for an active lifestyle brought me to Collingwood. Still very active in several sports, art has been a part of my life since childhood. My artistic endeavours range from soapstone and wood carvings to stain glass design, watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. My creative nature expands to landscaping, pond design and a passion for cooking.
My focus now however is oils on canvas. I am especially inspired by skies and the rugged scenery of the Georgian Bay area. I am known for my bold use of colour where the paint is predominantly applied using a palette knife. This results in luscious texture striving to capture the dramas of light and the beauty of the nature surrounding us. My paintings invite the viewer to walk right in.
I am currently painting in my studio/gallery at Tremont Studios.

Picture Gallery

  • John & Susan
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  • John Burton