Well known for her intricate oil paintings, Howard creates dense populations of imaginary creatures fraught with color and texture. By etching into many layers of paint, she crafts a very personal visual language. The fanciful yet familiar residents in her imagery chatter and interact in their Technicolor landscapes. Often humorous but never silly, these works also reflect the artist’s concern for our environment and the health of our planet. Her art is a peek into a better world she wants us all to share. Howard invites us into this world to “talk with the animals”.
Howard earned her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work is included in several private and public collections, including The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and WHYY-TV12. The artist was chosen to provide the artwork for a new book by Lexie Brockway Potamkin entitled “What is Love, Messages from the Heart”. She is also featured in “100 Mid-Atlantic Artists”.