Dr. John Wilton moved to DeLand with his wife and daughter in 1982 and has lived here ever since. Wilton served on the Cultural Council Advisory Board of Volusia County for the past 10 years and currently is secretary of the board of trustees of the Museum of Art – DeLand; he’s also chair of the museum’s Public Art Committee, among other positions.
As a mixed-media artist, Wilton has participated in more than 100 group and 40 solo shows, winning a number of awards along the way. He maintains a studio in DeLand and has served as a judge for more than 75 art shows throughout Florida. In 1995, he was awarded an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the State of Florida.
Wilton’s art is currently featured around Downtown DeLand on the DeLand Sculpture Walk, the Utility Box Art Wrap Project, at DeLand City Hall, and elsewhere.
Asked why he wanted to serve on the DeLand Public Mural Art Committee, Wilton said, “I welcome the opportunity to apply my aesthetic background to the enhancement and stewardship of the community.”
Wilton will serve a four-year term in Seat 5.