Howard’s work shifts between representation and abstraction and often lies somewhere in between. He paints to create a bolt hole from the pressures and stresses of modern life in order to provide the viewer with a peaceful and tranquil space to rest one's gaze. He aims to provide a visual arena for reflection and contemplation, whether it be a mountain face or a colour field. .His works are held in collections in North America, Europe and Asia.
There is a sense of tranquility in his work that perhaps reflects the years he spent living in Japan where the beauty of space and stillness is itself a sought after aesthetic. Though still, many of the pieces are heavily saturated - the colours vivid and striking. Others provide a space for reflection and for thoughts to develop and flit around.
A Long Walk over High Ground
6 Oct 2020
When it feels as if the walls are closing in, I shall walk a while in your shoes to the High Ground where imagination can take wing. Thank you, Howard for giving substance to your ‘rememberings’ and sharing your unique internal landscape in this lovely painting......BH Oct 2020
Last Light At Sea 2
A stunning painting. Reminds me of the Monet paintings I once saw in Russia - when you look at the canvas, the image comes out of the blue (colour) and captures the atmosphere of dusk over water. I Love it.
Could not ask for a better service
Judith L , Ammanford
Testimonial:Seascape 3 & Seascape 4 by Howard Sills
"I'm delighted with 'Seascape 3' and 'Seascape 4'. Both the colours and composition are very strong and the series is very well conceived. The colours are even stronger than they appear on screen and the quality surpassed my expectation for a print. Great work Howard!! Thank you also for the recommendation regarding framing. . Very confident.
J.G, Cork, 21-Jun-2011
I am thrilled to have work featured in the printed version of Saatchi Art's Fall Catalogue 2019 Vol 2, sent to 250,000 art collectors.
I am delighted that my painting Spring Bloom was selected by Rebecca Wilson for inclusion in New This Week 8-3-2020 https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-8-3-2020/153961/363770/view
I'm really pleased that my painting Coastal Walk 4 has been chosen by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP at Saatchi Art, for inclusion in her New This Week 07/27/2020 collection. Please take a look at my work and the other stunning paintings in the collection.
I'm really pleased that my painting Snowfall at the Lake has been chosen by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP at Saatchi Art, for inclusion in her New This Week 02/17/2020 collection. Please take a look at my work and the other stunning paintings in the collection.
I am delighted that my work Floating over Higher Ground has been included in the Saatchi Art Best of 2018 collection.
Sea-Fever: Group Exhibition and auction with The Auction Collective. Hoxton Arches September 11-13, 2018
Oberon Art Gallery 2014-18
Savill Gardens Gallery 2012-13
Featured in Saatchi Art's online magazine Canvas in the Inspired by Zen portfolio curated by Daryl Gammons-Jones. 'Lilac Seasacpe 7'
Floating over Higher Ground selected by Rebecca Wilson for inclusion in New This Week. https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-3-12-2018/153961/223422/view
Saatchi Art "The Art of Saying Thank You". 2014 http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Printmaking-Photography/The-Art-of-Saying-Thank-You/153961/52990/view
Saatchi Art Color Field Painting Collection 2014 http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/Color-Field-Paintings/667232/90234/view
Saatchi Art Color Block Abstracts Collection 2015
Howard has just been placed in the Overall Winning Artist's category of the prestigious 4th annual Light Space Time landscape competition.http://www.lightspacetime.com/landscapes-art-exhibition-overall-category-2/