A TAPLOW based artist's exhibition opened this week in London. Brian Horton is described as one of England’s most imaginative landscape painters.

Alongside the exhibition at Messum's in Cork Street in London a new volume has been released called Brian Horton Blue Remembered Hills by Andrew Lambirth.

It is 160 pages with 108 colour illustrations for £35.

Brian has had a regular series of solo shows with David Messum for more than 20 years. Messum's Fine Art has its studio in Marlow.

He was born on August 21 1933, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Exeter College, Oxford.

Following his National Service, he enrolled at Cheltenham College of Art, where he met Sheila, his future wife. They married in 1957 and have three creative daughters: a sculptor, ceramicist and painter.

Following a spell working for Lloyds in the City of London, and then taking over an interior design company with a friend on Lower Sloane Street, Brian returned to paintings in 1967.

He worked as a painting restorer, finding time for his own paintings only occasionally. These gradually took over, however, and he became a professional painter.

He has exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society in 2004 and 2005.

The exhibition runs from November 14- December 1. Weekdays open 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Go to www.messums.com for more details.