Born in Penang, Malaysia from Scots, Malay and Australian heritage, HowardArthur Tweedie is a contemporary neo-post-impressionist realist. His passions are for colour and movement and the strange wonder of what we see – in people, places and objects.

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!

Portraits, figure and contemporary plein-air landscape painting are preferred.

Taking inspiration from artists such as Cezanne, Delacroix, Gauguin, Mitchell and Eardley, as well as many other contemporary artists, (like Lopez, Rego, Cummings, Gabori, Thaiday and Tillyer).

Early studies included Camden Town’s Working Mens College, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre and then at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, the Royal Art Society of NSW and with Studio Escalier, France. He helped co-found Artarmon Art Studios and has exhibited widely in mainly group shows in Europe, N America and Australia.

Works are held in prestigious private collections in Australia, UK, US, France and Asia.

2024                      Group exhibition, Artio Gallery, One Art Space, New York
2024                      Small-Scale Art Award, Salon des Refuses, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2024                      "Intrecci", TIA, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna
2024                      "Abeille", Monat Art Gallery, Madrid
2024                      Barcelona Art Fair, Monat Art Gallery
2024                      Solo exhibition, The Imaginer Gallery, Sydney
2024                      "Insights", Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid

2023                      Brussels Art Fair, Van Gogh Art Gallery
2023                      The Almenara Art Prize 2023, Online Exhibition
2023                      "Artelibre 25 años", Galería Artelibre, Zaragoza (virtual exhibition)
2023                      "Assonanze", TIA, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna
2023                      Firenze Contemporary 2nd Edition, Art-Armando Xhomo Gallery, Florence

2022                      Lane Cove Art Award, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney 
2022                      John Copes Portrait Prize, Finalist, Bowral Art Gallery 
2022                      Visual Art Open 2022, London, long list (digital exhibition)
2022,23,24           "The MEAM Hall", Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (MEAM), Barcelona

2021,22                 ModPortrait, Galeria artlibre, long list, Selected for Exhibition Catalogue
2019,22                 Group Exhibition, TIA, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna   
2019,20,21,22      Group Exhibition, Arthouse.NYC, New York (digital, VR exhibition)
2018,21                 Solo exhibition, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney

2020                     30 x 30 Online Edition, Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh (digital exhibition)
2020                     "New Horizons 2020", MAS, Gallery Lane Cove
2020                      9th Anniversary RKG, Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto
2020                      Tu mejor pintura, Galeria artelibre, Zaragoza (digital exhibition)

2019,20                  Autumn/Winter Exhibition, Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome
2019                       Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Hunters Hill Town Hall, Finalist
2017,19,20,23       Artists of Mosman - 2088, Mosman Art Gallery
2015,19                  Landscape: Rural vs Urban, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

2018                       Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, QCA Project Gallery, Finalist
2018                       Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Perc Tucker Gallery, Finalist

2017                       Life Drawing exhibition, Untitled Factory, Montmartre
2017                       co-founded Artarmon Art Studios, Sydney

2016                       Rick Amor Drawing  Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Finalist
2016                       Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, Goldfields Art Centre, Finalist

2015                       Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Finalist

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                       North Sydney Art Prize, Fred Hutley Hall, Finalist
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




June 2021                 Guia de Arte y Artistas Leonardo 2021
February 2021         Art Almanac, Emma-Kate Wilson
November 2016      ArtEdit Magazine
August 2014            Visual Language Magazine, US
August 2012            Southwest Art Magazine, US




Current                   Mosman Art Society, Portrait Artists Australia (exhibiting), Farnham Art Society, Society of Scottish Artists, Lane Cove Art Society