Wilfred Haughton was born at Hillmount, Cullybackey on 14th December 1921.  From a young age he was interested in painting and drawing and was prevented from attending art school on a regular basis owing to service in the Second World War, so he was generally a self-taught artist.

He was the founder and president of the Ulster Watercolour Society; past President of the Royal Ulster Academy; a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Although traditional and with his own personal style, his paintings convey the essence of the subject and shows his love for the countryside making his work atmospheric and tranquil, and have been featured in many leading art galleries and exhibitons.

Aside from painting he also took time to tutor and was the author of two books, Brush Aside (1982) and Purely Watercolour (1987).  He died at his home, 17 Dromona Lane, Cullybackey, on 17th December 1999.

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