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On Painting & ‘Painterly’

“An image constantly showing the viewer a different aspect of seeing, is what painting is. It’s always becoming an image, or an image becoming. Painting is an image that produces imagery. It is never quite finished. And I’m ok with that.”

-Michael Howard

Michael Howard graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and completed his graduate degree in painting at the University of Cincinnati. He has had solo exhibitions at Inova; the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; the Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle; the Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga; Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington; and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Recently his work was included in the Haggerty Museum of Art exhibition of former Nohl Fellows. Howard has received the Betty Bowen Award (Seattle) and the Mary Nohl Fellowship in the professional artist category (Milwaukee). Michael Howard currently lives and works on Whidbey Island, WA.