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Michael Howard

Painter in Oils

Biography

Michael Howard was born in Lancashire in 1950, he currently lives near Brecon in Wales. After spending the better part of the 1970’s travelling around the world he attended Chelsea School of Art 1979 - 1982. During the 1980’s Michael Howard was a successful Automata Maker exhibiting widely in the UK and abroad. This work can be seen in public collections such as The Victoria and Albert Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery. Birmingham City art Gallery and Edinburgh Museum of Childhood. In the 1990’s he began teaching and returned to painting. In 2012 he left his job as Head of Art Rugby School and he is now painting full-time and exhibiting regularly in Wales.

As a painter he regards himself as a kind of filter or interpreter of the world around him. In his Landscapes his paintings focus on the presence of human activity, walls, tracks, hedgerows, industry, farming and other traces that define and shape the hills and mountains that surround his home near Brecon in Powys. His paintings reflect the point where memory, experience and imagination converge. They are topographically faithful, but they are much more about the speed of gesture, the application of materials, colour selection, confident mark making and the struggle to resolve the visual issues and problems that are a constant companion of the creative process. In short they are primarily about pure painting.

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Trallong Common No 2 February 2017

Trallong Common No 3 November 2016

Trallong Common No 4 May 2016

Glyn Tarell July 16

From Trallong Common No 3 2017

From Trallong Common No 4 April 2016

Hannah Firmin  Graeme Galvin Michael Howard   Kay Leverton  Lesley Lillywhite  Harriet Lloyd

                                  Robert Macdonald   PhilippineSowerby


Michael Howard email : mhwrd@btinternet.com   Tel: 07800 531462   Borthwen,Trallong, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8HR