Jeremy Houghton is a specialist in portraying a variety of sports, and is one of the most collectable British artists of our generation.

An unparalleled history of international commissions has shaped Houghton’s artistic career. Here are just some of his residencies:

2017 Artist in Residence for Ben Ainslie Racing (America’s Cup)
2016 Official Artist for the James Hunt F1 40th Anniversary
2015 Artist in Residence at Goodwood for Lord March
2014 Artist in Residence at Windsor Castle for HM The Queen
2013 Artist in Residence at Highgrove for HRH The Prince of Wales
Tour Artist for the Aston Martin Centenary Tour
2012 Official artist for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Houghton’s work is an ongoing study of movement. In addition to sport, he uses themes such as flight, space and time, to depict a broad variety of human endeavours. “As an artist l try to avoid comfort zones, push the boundaries and further perceptual horizons. I have worked with a number of world class athletes in many different fields, all of whom drive themselves to the limit. I hope my paintings capture this human sense of purpose, adding to the legacy of sport and adventure”.

Houghton’s work reinforces the relevance of sporting art in contemporary culture. His visual narratives are conveyed with a depth and empathy often absent in the overcrowded genres of photography. Paintings from his sporting portfolios provide a unique visual narrative that his residencies have used to connect with fans around the world.

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    Live Study 2

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed)11.8 x 9.8 ins/  30.0 x 25.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and titled verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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    Live Study 1

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 11.8 x 9.8 ins/ 30.0 x 25.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and titled verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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    Where the Sun Goes

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 15.7 x 15.7ins/ 40.0 x 40.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed with monogram lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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    Visibly Ruffled

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
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    Heavenly

    by Jeremy Houghton

    £3,850
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 15.7 x 15.7ins/ 40.0 x 40.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed with monogram lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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    Sky Surfing

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed)15.2 x 15.2 ins/ 20.0 x 20.0 cms SIGNATURE: Titled on stretcher verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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    Rendez Vous

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.9 x 24.0 ins/ 30.0 x 43.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed with monogram lower right. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • For Heaven’s Sake

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 31.5 x 31.5 ins/ 80.0 x 80.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed, titled and dated 2017 verso. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent.
  • Waiting Game

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 27.6 x 27.6 ins/ 70 x 70 cm SIGNATURE: Signed, titled and dated 2018 verso. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Jeremy has a real passion for birds – specifically, for depicting them in flight. This interest was ignited when he began watching the local flamingo population in Cape Town, where he spent a number of years running an art school after finishing his degree in law (something he says he hated and did because art wasn’t seen to offer “proper” prospects). Houghton’s images of migrating flocks are unexpectedly quiet pieces, with an even more marked deployment of empty space than the sports paintings. Houghton says that in essence all his paintings are an attempt to depict movement, and that blank space is crucial to this, given that by nature movement sits right at the edge of what it is possible to represent.
  • One for the Road

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Having grown up in the countryside, Houghton has a longstanding respect for and interest in nature. Time spent in Africa in his twenties ignited a particular interest in birds. In his studio work Houghton continues to explore the compositional possibilities created by flocks of nature’s most distinctive birds. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 31.5 x 31.5 ins/ 80.0 x 80.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and titled verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Spitfires in the Pacific.

    by Jeremy Houghton

    P.O.A.
    Jeremy Houghton is a British contemporary painter whose work explores the dynamics of light and motion through everyday experiences and journeys. Houghton’s work is an ongoing study of movement. In addition to sport, he uses themes such as flight, space and time, to depict a broad variety of human endeavours. “As an artist I try to avoid comfort zones, push the boundaries and further perceptual horizons. I have worked with a number of world class athletes in many different fields, all of whom drive themselves to the limit. I hope my paintings capture this human sense of purpose, adding to the legacy of sport and adventure”. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 14.25 x 18.0 ins/ 36 x 46 cm SIGNATURE: Artists monogram upper right. Signed and titled verso. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
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