Born in Malaysia from Scots and Australian parents, HowardArthur helped co-found Artarmon Art Studios. His passions are for colour and movement and the strange wonder of what we see – in people, places and objects.

He 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, Uribe, Mansilla and Tillyer).


I enjoy 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. He has exhibited in mainly group shows in London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Ballarat, Kalgoorlie and Queensland.

HowardArthur’s works are held in prestigious private collections in Australia, UK, US, France and Vietnam.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018                       Solo exhibition, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney

2018                       Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, QCA Project Gallery, Finalist

2018                       Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Gallery, Finalist

2017                       Artists of Mosman - 2088, Mosman Art Gallery        

2017                       Life Drawing exhibition, Untitled Factory, Montmartre

2016                       Rick Amor Drawing  Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Finalist

2015                       Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, 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, Parliament House

2014                       Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste, Pastel (digital competition), Finalist

2013                       Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Finalist

2013                       The Australian Art Show, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

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

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

July 2017                 Guia de Arte y Artistas Leonardo 2017
November 2016     ArtEdit Magazine

August 2014           Visual Language Magazine, US

August 2012           Southwest Art Magazine, US

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Current                   Mosman Art Society, Portrait Artists Australia (exhibiting), Plein Air Painters of Australia, Farnham Art Society, Society of Scottish Artists