The Studio of John Fawcett

Categories: 2022 September-October Issue, Fawcett, John, Figurative, Landscape, Oil, and Wildlife.

In late May, after a four-day drive from their home near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, John and Elizabeth Fawcett happily drove through the gates to their home in Clark, Colorado. It’s an annual event that includes pulling a large horse trailer occupied by the couple’s two horses and all of Fawcett’s paint supplies. “We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies,” he says with a laugh.

Located on a 52-acre ranch the Fawcetts named Double LL—which Fawcett says stands for Lucky (me) and Lizzie (Elizabeth)—the property is 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs. Willow Creek runs through the ranch and attracts deer and elk, while the view overlooks the Zirkel wilderness mountain range. From his studio at one end of the house, Fawcett can see the sun rise in the morning and catch the Alpenglow at sundown when the mountains light up in a pinkish orange glow.

Just as he has two homes, Fawcett has had two careers. For 20 years, he ran a veterinary practice, dabbling in art in his spare time. Finally, in 1996 he decided to make a life change, sold his practice, and began to pursue art full time.

Read the full article in the September/October 2022 issue.

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