View and print the PDF version of the Lake Junaluska Devotional Guide, which includes artwork by John Hurst.
Learn more about John Hurst, the artist whose artwork is featured in the Lake Junaluska Devotional Guide.
John Hurst was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, within ‘a musket shot’ of The Old Rectory, the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley. As a young boy, Hurst actually played ‘hide and seek’ in the ruins of the semi derelict rectory prior to its renovation by The World Methodist Council. John is a Christian, Methodist Artist who favours the traditional watercolour techniques of Turner, Cotman, Thorburn and Forbes, and has a natural desire to record landscape and architectural heritage before inevitable change occurs. He is well known for his portrayals of great English estates, making personal ‘books for the houses’ in the form of fifty paintings, all leather bound to create one important family heirloom.
In his book, John Wesley, A Pictorial Journey, fifty watercolour and pencil images trace the prominent preaching places and travels of John Wesley throughout Britain and Ireland. These paintings now form the permanent Hurst collection at The Museum of World Methodism at Lake Junaluska, NC.
John has painted for many international patrons, including sports personalities and English families. His lecture tour to Lake Junaluska in June 2008 was so well received that requests to paint the landscape of The Lake and associated architecture came from both local people and distant visitors. Guided and supported by close friends within The Lake community, Hurst was invited to submit paintings to be made available as prints and to form the substance of a devotional book designed to enhance the experience of visitors to Lake Junaluska. It was with a sense of great joy and Christian fellowship that John Hurst accepted this invitation, resulting in the images that lie within the Lake Junaluska Devotional Guide.
*Copies of John Hurst's artwork are available for purchase at the Lake Junaluska Gift Shops located in the Terrace Hotel and the Bethea Welcome Center.
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