George Houghton’s reputation amongst the golfing fraternity is understandably founded largely on his reputation as an author and cartoonist. Given the breadth of his output in these areas, over 40 books and accompanying cartoons,  numerous calendars and a veritable army of appreciative ‘golf addicts’, that is hardly surprising.

Yet there was still another side to George’s artistic output that is less well known. Away from the demands of publication he was a painter of considerable talent, especially in the field of watercolours; a medium that is peculiarly suited to the changeability   and nervous energy of the links. If few golfers have travelled so far or visited so many courses, then even fewer have possessed the penetrating eye and sensitivity of the artist.


Killarney, County Kerry

St Andrews

Seve Ballesteros

18th on the Old Course

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              Original Watercolours and Cartoons are available for purchase, on request. Please click on the Contact Details link below.

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To view a selection of George Houghton’s paintings click on the titles above