‘The Art of Realism’ Howard Flanagan 16th September – 4th October Courtyard Gallery

The Art of Realism
Howard Flanagan
As we emerge blinking in shock from the darkness and constraints of COVID and
into the light of the new normal, Howard is looking at the four main elements of
life – Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Using his unique mix of watercolours, pastels,
inks and oils to capture the beauty of: –
Earth – The landscape around us.
Air – The ever-changing skies.
Water – The majestic power of the sea.
Fire – Using discarded household items created by fire, to make something new
and beautiful.
Best known for his large, finely detailed pieces in pastel and watercolour, such as
Babushka, Reflections of Skye and his beautiful paintings of the Clipper Round
the World Yacht Race Fleet, Howard returns to the Town Mill, Lyme Regis, with
his new, uplifting exhibition of original art, limited edition prints and cards.
Howard’s work is in private and corporate collections in the UK, Australia,
America, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and China, including the Beijing Yacht club.
He was a finalist in both the 2019 Westmorland Landscape prize and 2017
Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year. He has exhibited with the Royal
Watercolour Society and the Pastel Society and more recently has been inducted
into the International Guild of Realism. Howard continues to work extensively
with the organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as official Race
Fleet Artist.
Working mainly in pastel, watercolour and ink, Howard is now experimenting
with incorporating some oils into his paintings. He continually pushes the
boundaries of what can be achieved with pastels.
Howard started the year as the featured artist at the Torrance Gallery in
Edinburgh, his second exhibition in the city in 4 months. He returns to The Town
Mill for the fourth time, following a near sell out exhibition in September 2020
and is planning to end the year exhibiting his paintings in London at the
culmination of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.


6th January 2021