John Fawcett works in watercolor and oil and his first hand knowledge of animals is evident in his work. He was a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years before selling his practice in 1996 to fully devote himself to painting. His success since that transition has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Fawcett has been invited to show his work at the Autry museum's masters of the American west show where he won the watercolor award in 2006, the Cheyenne frontier days art show, the buffalo bill art show, and was selected for the top 100 arts for the parks exhibit in 1996, 1997, and 1999. He won the artists' choice award at the buffalo bill show in 1996, the US art award of merit at the 1997 arts for the parks exhibit, and was inducted as an honorary lifetime artist member to the mountain oyster club in Tucson, Arizona in 1997. His painting “the new recruit " was purchased by the Cheyenne frontier day’s museum in 2006 for their permanent collection. He was inducted as a full lifetime member of the American academy of equine art in 2002. Fawcett has been featured in art of the west, southwest art, western horsemen, the equine image, informant, and U.S. art magazines.
Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky derby, captured the hearts of the American public when he was injured in the Preakness. In cooperation with his owners, Roy & Gretchen Jackson, john Fawcett has painted two portraits of this magnificent horse.
Booth Museum of Western Art
Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum
Steamboat Art Museum