For this year's Spring Art Show, we'll be highlighting some of our gallery's most accomplished and talented artists. This week, our Artist Spotlight is Howard Carr!
Howard Carr is a Vietnam veteran. After serving his country in the military, he earned an art degree at Chouinard Art School and a fine arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. While honing his skills in drawing and fine art, he earned his living painting signs, and doing billboards and graphic work in Boulder, Colorado.
His contributions to the art world are numerous. He has authored and illustrated many articles for art and other leading magazines. His national and international instructional workshops are in continuum.
Howard’s impressionistic oils reflect, clarity and simplicity: ultimately his artistic strengths. He is always experimenting with color and subject matter. He loves artistic drama, the excitement of dynamic lighting, and sees paintings everywhere he looks!
“Finding fresh inspiration has never been a problem for me, because I don’t dissipate energy in competitiveness or seeking approval. It's an ongoing quest to perfect what I love most, painting, and of course the wife and cat. I believe this is why I have a good collector base. I work hard at making my technique, color, and feeling seem simple by focusing on the important parts of the painting," says Carr.