Gallery of Members work

Fred Howett

Fred Howett started painting by accident. At school he chose the science route, went on to study physics at university then followed a career as an electronic design engineer in the field of telecommunications. In 1980 while attempting to enrol for evening classes, he found his preferred classes full and in desperation asked what classes still had some spaces. He ended up in a drawing and painting class. After a year just drawing he tried his hand at oil painting but after two further years felt he was not making significant progress. A couple of his classmates suggested he tried watercolour, so the following year he enrolled for a water colour class. He took to this immediately and has stuck mainly to this medium ever since. He has experimented with Chinese brush painting, pastels, and more recently has started some painting with acrylics. Most recently he has tried using acrylic inks and the lates medium he has attempted is liquid pencil. He still keeps returning however to his favourite medium - watercolour.

He mostly paints landscapes and seascapes and is particularly fond of boats. He likes to work from his own sketches and photographs and also to interpret old black and white photographs.

Fishing boats at Hastings - watercolor

Lynmouth Harbour - watercolour

Jersey Harbour - watercolour

Boats at Villefranche - watercolour

Clovelly harbour - watercolour

Bluebell woods - gouache

Rovinj, Istria - watercolour

Two Sparrows - Chinese watercolour

The Temple at Karnak - watercolour

Farm at Aveton Gifford - Pen & wash

Two cottages - Pen & wash

John Marsh in the studio - Acrylic

Edwardian Gentleman - Watercolour

Helebores - Acrylic ink

Summer glory - Acrylic ink

Trollstiegen, Norway - Acrylic

Solent ketches - Acrylic

Woodbridge tidal mill - Pastel

Woodland scene - Pastel

African elephants - watercolour

Ducks - watercolour

Thames scene - Liquid pencil

Wells Next The Sea - Liquid pencil