Born from Scots and Australian parents, Howard is an emerging artist who is lucky enough to live and work mainly in Australia. His passions are for colour and movement and the strange wonder of what we see – in people, places and objects.
Howard has a particular interest in contemporary plein air landscape painting and in portraiture in oils and pastels.
Taking inspiration from artists such as Gaugin, Cezanne, Serov and Sisley, as well as many other contemporary artists, (like Juniper and Tillyer).
He enjoys the never-ending challenge of attempting to master the tonal richness, subtleties and daring of oil as well as the freshness and vitality of pastel. Somehow to balance subtlety and boldness. Painting outdoors gives that extra sense of life, sometimes!
He studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, the Royal Art Society of NSW and with Studio Escalier, France and helped co-found Artarmon Art Studios.
Howard’s works are held in prestigious private collections in Australia, UK, US, France and Vietnam.
2017 Artists of Mosman - 2088, Mosman Art Gallery
2017 2nd International Life Drawing Marathon, Montmartre, Finalist
2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Finalist
2016 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, Finalist
2016 Kirribilli Art Prize, Finalist
2015 Blacktown Art Prize, Finalist
2015 Contemporary Painting, The Brick Lane Gallery, London
2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi-Finalist
2014 NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, Semi-Finalist, Salon des Refuses
2014 Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste, Pastel (digital competition), Finalist
2013 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist
2013 The Australian Art Show, Sydney
2013,15 Northbridge Art Prize, Finalist
2013,15 Mosman Art Society Members Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery
2013 The Story of the Creative, Long Island, New York (digital exhibition)
2012 PARALLAX Art Fair, Chelsea, London, UK
2012-14 Lane Cove Art Society Members Exhibition
2012-16 Royal Art Society of NSW Art School Student and Teachers Exhibition
2010-15 Julian Ashton Art School Student and Teachers Exhibition
July 2017 Guia de Arte Leonardo 2017
November 2016 ArtEdit Magazine
August 2014 Visual Language Magazine, US
August 2012 Southwest Art Magazine, US
Current Mosman Art Society, Portrait Artists Australia (exhibiting), Plein Air Painters of Australia, Farnham Art Society, Society of Scottish Artists