ELECTED IN 2001
Born in Cardiff, Howard Coles studied at Cardiff College of Art.
Formerly Head of Art & Design at Hope University, Liverpool he
now resides on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, which has been
central to his work in printmaking and painting.
impulse to work with the coastal landscape of Wales is now ingrained, not from holding a mirror to the landscape but as a reaction to the
first telling observations of what is seen and felt. He tends to look
within most coastal landscapes for those elements of gesture and
rhythm which can be further articulated in print and
Exposed underpainting helps build up a sensuous
surface while the directness of each composition and a fairly tight
palette clearly have their origins in his earlier experience of
printmaking and sculpture. Underlying this crucial observation lies
the bones of his work - the emotional and technical framework that
holds each painting together.