Ashton Howard was born in 1979 and is a self-taught artist.
Residing in southern California, he has painted professionally since 2002 with a rapidly growing career over the last year.
Introducing an exciting NEW palette for 2005...this unique series is filled with mystery and mood. Tropical landscapes, reef point breaks and exotic islands are many of his subjects. With the use of oil and acrylic paints on textured canvas, Ashton creates an old-world effect. Impressions of sea shells, maps, and subtle symbols are found throughout his compositions to give his work a truly unmistakable quality.
His landscapes have a calming effect on most people. He paints "moods", late evening, early morning, impressions of silence and times of quiet reflection, a feeling of solitude you experience when it is just you and the ocean. "My intention is to create an escape, a resting point for the soul and mind...A Breath.
When words cannot be found to convey thoughts, emotions, dreams or desires, art relays the message in a poetic and vivid form. Visual art can mentally transport us to a setting of peace and quiet, or it's abstract shapes with rough edges, rigid lines or circular forms, can open our mind's eye to the curiosity of Self Expression!
Ashton's work can be found in some of the most prestigious galleries along California's coastline and various galleries throughout the United States.