Howard Birchmore

Howard is a professional artist who spends much of his time painting in waterside locations both in the UK and the Mediterranean. His talent was first spotted at the age of eight, and at the age of twelve had secured and completed his first commission. Howard is a prolific painter who exhibits in the UK, Italy and Spain and his work is renowned for the treatment of light on water.

"When I paint I want the picture to strike a chord with the viewer. I want to evoke that initial feeling as you step out onto the beach, or a secluded bit of coastline, and feel the fresh breeze on your face, the sun on your skin and the sand under your feet. I want to paint pictures that give the viewer the same impact as that first view of a stunning vista such as the approach to the Grand Canal and the Salute in Venice. Light in my pictures is very important to me, whether it is capturing the intensity of the Mediterranean light or the play of light and shade on the seas around the coasts of Britain."

"My style of landscape painting creates modern yet familiar images bathed in swathes of light".