The Flow Covers the Stone, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Todd Horton

Todd Horton lives on his boat on the Samish River in Edison, Washington. He works full time at his studio in nearby Blanchard. His work involves landscape and wildlife with elements of chance that play between realism and abstraction. His paintings have been largely influenced from time living abroad in Berlin and Japan. Horton’s process of creating/destroying merge to create a magical poetical realism that is once enigmatic and literal, opening the possibility of symbolic meanings. Yet the paintings are most importantly inviting and “beautiful”, making us more sensitive to the world around us.


Winter's Return, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Ursa Matre, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Downward Flight, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

The Sound of Stone and Water, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.