People and Places that Inspire
An Exhibition by Howard Flanagan.
Howard Flanagan is an emerging international artist, who has become more widely known over the last two years for his individual highly detailed paintings.
He was a finalist in last years (2017) Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year and exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society. This year he has worked almost exclusively with the organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the International children’s charity Unicef, to produce 12 paintings, a series of limited edition prints and a calendar, all to be sold in aid of Unicef. The original paintings will be exhibited in Liverpool this July to coincide with the end of this year’s Clipper race.
Howard takes inspiration from people and landscapes around him. He was lucky enough to visit the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, in the Ukraine, this spring. Looking around him, he was both inspired and humbled by the struggles of the people who continue to live there.
Working mainly in pastel, watercolour and ink, Howard seeks to capture quiet, unadorned natural beauty in the eyes of people struggling with every day life and the landscape around us.
Following his one-man show in Liverpool in July, Howard is pleased to be exhibiting at the Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill Arts, Lyme Regis.
Open daily 10.30-4.30, free admission.
Private view on evening of 13th September.