Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I painted this piece to remind me of the serenity of the beach and the water on Galveston Island, Texas. The original painting was just chairs and a thatched umbrella, which was created with thick "sculpted" paint to accent the straw top. The seagull was added later just for fun, and the piece was renamed "Low Flyer".
A Chemical Engineer by formal education and an artist by choice, Howard discovered late in life that he had a passion and a talent for painting. He is self-taught and has had amazing success with selling his works in Texas galleries. His works are currently on continuous display at Affaire d' Art Gallery in Galveston, TX. Howard believes that his unique style and variety of techniques stem from the fact that he has not had formal art training, leaving him free from the constraints of the commonly-accepted "rules" of art. His paintings are very eclectic, frequently containing heavy texture, bold colors and metallic affects. He often incorporates pieces of recycled plastics into his textures. His paintings range from large decorator abstracts to landscapes to figures. Howard says "I do not paint for profit. Rather, my goal is to supply good-quality paintings at a modest price to anyone who can appreciate the pride of having an original work in their home".