Artist Howard Birchmore
Howard Birchmore began drawing at age three, started painting with oils when twelve years old and completed his first official commission when only fifteen.
After studying illustration a career followed in graphic design and advertising notably at British Rail in London, he continued producing scenic pictures for his own interest.
In 1990 he formed a partnership with another artist Jane Tayler and set up Brushmarks an independent design agency producing leaflets, logos and posters. After Jane left to follow a career in book illustration Howard decided that he should take the plunge in 1997 and concentrate on fine art.
He has had several one-man exhibitions and has had work published in greetings cards and calendars. Among his clients have been London City Airport, The Henley Standard, Reading Borough Council, Wycombe District Council and many local businesses.
The great interest in his work has encouraged the setting up of Landmarks prints to cover the demand for his distinctive landscapes of England.
He also believes that just being in the company of other artists (TVA artists) can be an enlightening experience. Not only does he receive encouragement and fresh ideas, he’s often motivated to try something new he didn’t think he could do. “When I start talking to other artists about art, the work just flows out of me”, He says. “It’s wonderful to be with other artists”.
Like many people, Howard has spent years intensely studying various aspect of art until he feels he’s grasped a deeper understanding of them. But the one thing he never stops working on is drawing. By studying draftsmanship all the time-(it takes a lifetime to learn) and practicing from a live model you get to understand the light and shadow and the edges. This is knowledge you can apply to any subject you’re painting.
Where to find us:
238 Overdown Road
Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire
Phone: 01189 625656
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Please come and see for yourself!!
Sunday 23rd of September
Sunday 28th of October
10.30pm to 5pm