Howard Birchmore’s work has sometimes been described as a modern look at a traditional scene. His work is well known for the excellent use of light, and the remarkable way in which he captures it in his work.
He began drawing at the of age three, started painting with oils at the age of twelve and completed his first official commission when only fifteen. He is now an established, professional artist. In 1990 he formed a partnership with another artist Jane Tayler and set up Brushmarks, an independent design agency. After Jane left to follow a career in book illustration Howard decided that he should take the plunge in 1997 and concentrate on producing fine art as a professional artist. Among his clients are London City Airport, The Henley Standard, Reading Borough Council, Wycombe District Council and many local businesses.
Howard spends time in the West Country and abroad to gain inspiration for his art. Italy, and particularly, Venice provide the intense contrasts of light and shade captured in his work. Howard makes wonderful use of light play on water and reflection off solid structures. He has been selected for exhibition by the Royal Society of Marine Artists and by the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Howard Birchmore’s work is described as a modern take on a traditional scene. His work is well known for the excellent use of light, and the remarkable way in which he captures it in his work.