Richard Howell - About
"Richard Howell is an artist living and working in the west country. A landscape in which much of his work is grounded. As a painter of flat surfaced, multi-coloured figurative paintings- a comment by an artist friend “ if you want to scale your work up then some areas of flat paint require a textural content” led him, not to scale up –but to scale down to his totally magical works. Works full of textures but now richly monotone. Sometimes about landscapes, sometimes about being and sometimes about other matters less definable.
The works are small-ish, three-dimensional pieces. They draw one in. They are intensely observed, detailed, witty, tranquil distillations of both earthly matters and matters spiritual and celestial. They rivet, absorb, uplift and satisfy.
There is a unique, intensely personal imagination at work giving the pieces all their own intensity and character but presented surely and quietly in a manner, which allows the observer to move close, interact and experience a deep satisfaction." Irene Waller.
These pieces represent a body of work, which combine many materials. Some found, some made, some altered, quite often simply tied with copper wire.
The creative journey is one of progression. There are no rules, no barriers, just the excitement of not knowing where the road will lead. Richard Howell.