Horse Artist John Fawcett is a veterinarian who has been painting professionally since 1992. He was selected to be in the Top 100 Arts for the Parks Contest for two years in a row, 1996 and 1997. His first hand knowledge of horses and dogs is evident in his detailed watercolors which portray cowboys and the animals in their lives. "I want to make the viewer smell the horse, hear the hoofbeats, have all their senses be taken in by the painting."
For this creator of western art, 1996 was a year of transition for John Fawcett who shifted gears from a full time veterinarian/part-time artist to a full time artist. He sold his veterinary practice of 17 years in Pennsylvania and he and his wife, Elizabeth started construction of a log home and studio in northern Colorado where they plan to live with their dogs and quarter horses.
The work of John Fawcett has been featured in Art of the West, Western Horseman and the Equine Image magazines. He has received the Artistís Choice Award in 1996 at the Buffalo Bill Western Art Show. Johnís work can be seen in galleries in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, including Toh-Atin in Durango, Colorado.