A product of North Carolina born in 1939, John Buxton traces his family ancestry back to pre-revolutionary days which just happens to provide the motivation and central theme of his painting today. In his youth John spent much of his time exploring the deep woods near his home with special attention to the wild animals that roamed freely. Recording what he saw spurred John to draw liberally which developed in him a proficiency for interpreting his observations faithfully.
Those drawing skills and a developing eye for composition sparked John into pursuing an artistic career. Buxton earned a Bachelor of Professional Arts at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Starting as an apprentice a
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