Latest review for John's book 'On My Way'

John’s book has now received a five-star review from The Bookbag. Read Sue Magee’s review here.

Gift vouchers now available online

You can now purchase gift vouchers for a loved one, friend or colleague to be redeemed against John's prints and original watercolours. Prints may be exchanged for gift vouchers online and both prints and originals may be exchanged personally from John at an exhibition.      

THE NEW WATERCOLOUR BOOK by JOHN HURST

See the review in the June edition of The KL Magazine

'On My Way' is a new illustrated  book by The Artist of John's favourite Norfolk coastal walks.The foreword has been written by John's lifelong friend and patron, Sir Ian Botham OBE.

John is interpreting each route in sketches and fully finished watercolours with hand drawn maps aimed at encouraging visitors to look for each painting location on the routes.The book is dedicated to those who enjoy the Norfolk coast, its landscape, seasons and wildlife.

There will be two editions - a softback, ideal for walkers and a 'coffee table' hardback.Please see the details featured below the slideshow on the home page as the editions are now available.

The hardback edition has been sponsored by HRH The Crown Prince of Bahrain for which John is humbled and thrilled.

Please see page 72 in the July 2016 edition of the 'Norfolk Magzine', for a very kind and well presented editorial about the book by Rowan Mantell. My sincere thanks to Rowan for her lovely writing and for editor, Angi Kennedy for her support in finding space in the edition. The national 'Coast Magazine' featured the book in November 2016 and Country Life did the same in January 2017.The Bookbag reviewed the book in September 2017, please follow the links to this wonderful review. Thanks to their repective teams for this support.

2017 EXHIBITIONS   10.00am -5.00pm daily

St Nicholas Church Room, Blakeney Quay

Saturday 14th - Friday 20th October 10.00am - 5.00pm

A big thank you to new and existing patrons who attended my September show at Blakeney. It was humbling to receive so many lovely comments about the book and to have paintings and prints collected by so many of you - thanks so much and for the fun of it all too. For those who missed this exhibition and would like to see new work, please come along in October, the last show for 2017.

These exhibitions will feature new, original watercolours and copies of 'On My Way', John's illustrated book of Norfolk coastal walks. 

Watercolour Commissions

John is now accepting commissions for 2018, having almost completed the paintings commissioned by kind patrons during the summer. Studies have included another fine garden study, a farm estate, coastal golf links,railway studies and several pieces for which John is well known, the coastal landscape and people of North Norfolk.John's current focus is to record the transient and inspiring weather patterns experienced on the Norfolk coast. 

If you wish to surprise someone with an original watercolour for a special occasion, including a personalised greetings card of the painting, please get in touch and with a bit of notice, it can be done.

Recent and forthcoming projects and exhibitions

During winter 2008 - 2009, John completed a series of watercolours based on studies of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina for his many friends, patrons and members of The World Methodist Council. This resulted in the publication of a Devotional Guide to Lake Junaluska in which the watercolour images formed the basis and inspiration for visitors to Methodist conferences, retreats and seminars.

To view these images visit the web site of Lake Junaluska.

During 2010 and 2011 John  continued to hold solo exhibitions along the Norfolk coast and during the winter of 2011 completed a number of commissions for notable patrons. In 2012 John has accepted an estate study, planned eight shows and continues his support of students through mentorship and the Wells MaritimeTrust. He has a close working relationship with Scira Offshore Energy and in April 2013 spoke about his work at the official opening of their new operations centre on Walsingham Estate. There is now a permanent collection of John's original watercolours at the centre, known affectionately as 'The Hurst Wall'. 2014 and 15 has seen John complete an estate study for Liam Botham, a collection of six Cley studies and the Tidal Transit fleet in Wells Harbour for Leo Hambro. After the 2015 Autumn shows finished, John tackled another estate study in Devon and confirmed his 2016 exhibition fixtures with a new venue in the form of Oddfellows Hall, Sheringham. .  

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