English artist, Howard Raybould, now living in France, is an established figure in the London art scene who has exhibited at major venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal College of Art, and at the Medici Gallery. His work has also been displayed many times in the United States, Canada and Japan.
The artist’s journey to his current ‘atelier’ in Cazilhac, began in London in the 1960s. He attended Hammersmith College of Art and Design, before completing his degree in Fine Art and Sculpture at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. His interest in working with wood has been long-standing and included periods when he learnt various craft skills such as making furniture, carving, colouring, gilding and polishing; he has also created props for use in theatre productions. This diverse background has contributed to the development of Howard’s unique style of sculpture, where the natural qualities and textures of wood are combined with a dazzling array of colouring effects, including the use of decorative metals.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.