David Howe

Artist & Photographer

My interest in photography started as a child in recording family holidays. Once working and earning enough I bought my first proper camera, a Russian Zenit E, and the occasional roll of 35mm slide film. This is when I started to think of photography as an art form. I joined a camera club and was encouraged to exhibit my work in both local and international exhibitions.

Marriage and a mortgage meant photography once again became just a means of recording family life. Then an artist friend encouraged me to try watercolour painting. I had not picked up an artists’ brush since failing GCE ‘O’ level art, but decided to have a go, and continued to dabble, not very successfully, for a couple of years.

On moving to Norfolk, and with more time to indulge my new hobby, I attended local classes and progressed more rapidly. I now have a large shed, kitted out as my studio, where I indulge my passion, and the wife does not complain about the mess.

I work mostly in acrylics, with occasional excursions into oils and pastels. My subject matter is centred around the figure and landscapes, which usually include water and boats. I still take photographs, largely as reference material for paintings, but sometimes as pictures in their own right.

I exhibit at a number of shows around South Norfolk, at the Norfolk Show and at the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle exhibitions at The Forum and The Hostry in Norwich, and most recently in the Earsham Hall Gallery.

If you are interested in visiting my studio to see more of my work please email me at davidjhowe@ymail.com to arrange suitable time.

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