art takes me away from the humdrum aspects of my life. Without art I
would be lost. I love to work in watercolors because of the
translucency of them; of course I also use the opaque when necessary
to achieve the look I am going for. I get lost in a landscape; it
carries me back to the child in me.
I am now trying to work in
acrylics and enjoying it, but my first love will always be my
have developed my personal and distinctive style through viewing
other artists work as well as seeing all the varied landscapes and
architecture that was imprinted in my mind.
am about to start painting the pictures of my kids and grandkids in
some of their more comical moments, as well as the second love of my
life, my dogs and farm animals.
Howard’s childhood was spent in Harford County, Maryland. The
rolling farm land and farmhouses would later be the inspiration for
many of her watercolors. Many of her sketches also included the
fashions of the times and therefore it was a natural progression for
her to become a skilled seamstress and designer. This included a
stint as a designer, manufacturer and distributer of ladies
accessories developed in fabrics.
life as a wife, mother and entrepreneur would afford her many
opportunities to experiment with a wide array of mediums ranging from
ceramics to her current passion of watercolor and acrylics. A major
impact to her art has been the ability to travel throughout Europe