Ken Howard is regarded as one of our finest painters living today. He says his paintings are about three things - revelation, communication and celebration. Painting in a traditional manner the depiction of light continues to be a recurring element of his work.
Howard was born in London and studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1949 - 1958. In 1973 and 1978 he was the Official War Artist to Northern Ireland and also worked in various army postings around the world. Howard was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1962, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1966, the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1979, the Royal West of England Academy 1981, Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1988, Royal Academician in 1991 and President of the New English Art Club in 1998. Among his numerous awards are First Prize in the Lord Mayor’s Art Award in 1966, a Prize Winner in the John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool in 1978, first prize in the Hunting Group Awards and the Critics Prize at Sparkasse Karlsruhe in 1985. Ken Howard lives and works in London.
In From Belfast to Sennen Cove he will be talking about his life as an artist, discussing light as a source of inspiration in his work and describing paintings produced from Belfast to Cornwall, where he maintains a studio.