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About Clifford How

Like all children I loved drawing and art but, like most I left it.  Some 18 years ago my passion for painting was rekindled.  By this time I also had a strong connection with the landscape, probably due to my obsession with fly fishing.  This past time exposed me to some beautiful rural, forest, lake and river scenes.  The driving force behind my art is to reveal some of these beautiful parts of Tasmania to the viewer.

The way light interacts with land and water is the main theme and this continues down to this day.  I feel successful art goes beyond technical ability.  It expresses an emotion that hopefully compels the viewer to think beyond what is initially viewed.  To create art like this is what drives me each day I stand in front of my easel.

Working in oils has allowed me to work large scale and has limitless possibilities.  I'm really enjoying working with oils and its challenges.

In 2011 & 2013, I had very successful solo exhibitions at the Mill Providore Gallery in Launceston. From 2013 to 2016 I was represented by Brave Art Gallery with successful solo exhibitions.

Finalist at the Bay of Fires Art Prize in 2013.

I was fortunate to have two featured articles in the Australian Artist magazine. These articles showed my work process.

2015 I received a highly commended at the Tas Art Award. 

2016 sell out show Terra Nova with fellow artist Chee Yong.

Finalist in 2016 the Paddington Art Prize, the Hornsby Art Prize and the Hurstville Art Prize. Winner at the Tas Art Awards 2016.

2016 and 2017 finalist in the prestigious Glover Art Prize.

As of April 2016 I am represented by Handmark Gallery and 2017 saw my first solo show with the gallery which was a complete sell out.

2017 I have won two major prizes, one at the TASART awards and the other at the Wrest Point Art Award.