As a watercolor artist living in Ambler, John Westcott’s passion is painting, drawing and photographing old buildings and streetscapes in small towns and urban areas. He has always been fascinated by old buildings; the things they have seen and the stories they could tell.
I paint old buildings because they are interesting subjects, but also because it gives me a sense of preserving them in some small way. In today’s disposable society, I feel almost a sense of urgency, or even a sense of responsibility, to paint as many old buildings as I can before they are gone forever. My painting style is watercolor realism with an emphasis on light, shadow and color. ~John Westcott