Highlighting ROAM Gallery Artist
Dominic Howell - Painter
Born in London, England, Dominic Howell is a North Vancouver based artist with a studio at 195 Pemberton Avenue and is a painter who enjoys working in oils on a variety of different subject matters and themes.
After training at a London art school in 1960 - 1963, Dominic worked in variety of positions which included time spent with an interior design company in London as well as working as a wine merchant in Bordeaux, France. Returning to England in the 1970s, Dominic settled into English country life, and established his own painting and decorating business which did well for a number of years. During this time he discovered sailing and after some rigorous ocean training bought his own boat and went off to sail around the world. This lasted for five years. Dominic’s last voyage was a solo trip across the Atlantic, setting out from Gambia in West Africa and arriving in Florida, USA. By this time, Dominic had become a proud father to his son Fabian.
Since leaving art school Dominic often practiced drawing and completed several painting commissions over the years but never pursued a full time career in art. In the early 1990’s, living in London again and using his artistic skills and background, he decided to retrain as a computer graphic designer and software illustrator and soon became an independent contractor. It was at this time that he met Bernadette who shared his love of art, his love of the sea and his love of all things nautical! In 1992, they got married in a little church in Notting Hill, London, carrying on with festivities afterwards aboard a barge on the Regents Canal as it made it way through central London.
A few years later, Dominic and his wife decided to move to Dublin, Ireland where Bernadette grew up and it was whilst living in there that they adopted two children (brothers) from Romania. In early 2004, together with their two sons Vasile and Elisei, they emigrated to Canada where they are now happily settled and call Vancouver their home. More recently Dominic’s eldest son Fabian and his wife Julia became proud parents and so Dominic is now also the proud grandfather of two young boys, Ari and Noah.
These days, Dominic enjoys painting full time at his studio at 195 Pemberton Avenue, North Shore, Vancouver.
ROAM Gallery, Vancouver - August, 2017
North Shore Art Crawl, Vancouver - March, 2017
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