Essentially self taught Booth studied the techniques of portraitist John Singer Sargent and Sir Alfred Munnings. “They’re really twin souls. If Sargent had gone outside more he would have painted like Munnings and vice versa. They were both known for bravura brushwork but I also noticed they went for nuances and subtle gestures and that appealed to me—good paintings should be more than photographic accuracy.” He says he also picks up ideas from the great illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Rockwell and Leyendecker. Since the mid 1980's Booth Malone has painted full time and in 2002 made his international debut with the prestigious Frost & Reed Gallery in London. He has been the official artist for numerous steeplechase meets, including The Virginia Gold Cup. He is a member of Oil Painters of America.