I am Joe Horton and I paint pictures. My love and appreciation for the visual beauty I find in nature are my motivation for trying to capture my impressions in my art. My purpose is simply to make you smile, lighten your heart, or communicate some of what I find sublime in this wonderful world. I have no message, no agenda - other than to reflect the splendor of nature's creation. Quoting a wise man from long ago "art, after all, is just the intelligent observation of the commonplace in order to verify universal values and confirm the significance of our lives". I hope you enjoy exploring my work. You the observer, complete the experience which nature begins and I translate, and which I earnestly hope enhances the environment in which you live. I do not sell prints; all the work you will find here is original.