Introduction • Biog/text
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Howard was a founder member of the original Stuckists group in 1999,
and exhibited in all the major Stuckist shows. He left the group in 2006,
but will be represented in selected future exhibitions.
Howard is an artist, pinhole photographer, poet, short story writer
and musician, who has drummed in many bands, particularly with Billy
Childish. He avoided going to art college, as the thought the effect
would be deleterious for his creativity. He has experienced long
term unemployment, and this emerges as subject matter in his work.
He has an affection for "old" things, whether customs,
boots, furniture or typewriters. He was a founder member of the
Stuckist art group. He was born in Strood, and lives in Chatham,
draws considerably on life experiences in his art, including friends,
household pets (sometimes with irritation after they have used
his shoes instead of a litter tray) and often self-portraits in
activities he engages in, like playing drums, or locations he
has visited, including Venice and Tunisia. He learnt to paint
by doing it, and his work is characterised by strong impasto.
The resultant spontaneity belies a practice, which can often necessitate
considerable scraping off and repainting to reach the end result.
Some paintings have disappeared altogether, when they have been
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