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Barbara Howey

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Barbara Howey is a modern expressionistic painter inspired by plant and animal life.
Barbara’s paintings ​​evoke the aliveness and the pleasure of human/non-human encounters.
Barbara works with a mix of oil paints and watercolour collages.

Barbara Howey is a modern expressionistic painter. She takes inspiration from nature and the animals, plants and fungi living in suburban green spaces. She has an MA in Art History from Leeds University, graduating in 1992, and a PhD in Painting and Theory from Norwich University of the Arts, graduating in 2001.

Barbara Howey’s Artistic Process

Painting wet on wet and often in one sitting, Barbara emphasises the artistic process by leaving unrefined stains, drips, and marks. In this way, her paintings, a blend of oils and watercolour, celebrate the spirals, unpredictability and diversity of plant and animal life. With a heightened use of leafy green and earthy colours and bold, gestural marks, Barbara evokes the joy of encountering and seeking connections with other life forms.

Exhibitions and Press

Barbara Howey has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. She has also participated in major UK painting prizes such as the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 and the Exeter Phoenix Contemporary 2010. Barbara has also featured in Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries, 2021 and Global Conversations, CRASSH, 2021. In 2018, she was an artist in residence at Norsk Kunstnercentre Dale, Norway. Barbara has expressionist works in national and international public collections. She is a member of the artist-led organisation Contemporary British Painting. Barbara now lives and works in Norwich, UK.

Barbara Howey Artworks

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    Marsh Reedmace by Barbara Howey
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    Marsh Reedmace by Barbara Howey

    Marsh Reedmace

    Paintings - 51x41 cmRent for $115 /mo
    Flag Iris by Barbara Howey
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    Flag Iris by Barbara Howey

    Flag Iris

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Marsh with Flag Irises by Barbara Howey
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    Marsh with Flag Irises by Barbara Howey

    Marsh with Flag Irises

    Paintings - 100x81 cmRent for $270 /mo
    Memento Mori by Barbara Howey
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    Memento Mori by Barbara Howey

    Memento Mori

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Flag Iris by Barbara Howey
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    Flag Iris by Barbara Howey

    Flag Iris

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Green by Barbara Howey
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    Green by Barbara Howey

    Green

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Florist's Floor Chrysanthemums by Barbara Howey
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    Florist's Floor Chrysanthemums by Barbara Howey

    Florist's Floor Chrysanthemums

    Paintings - 51x41 cmRent for $110 /mo
    Buried by Barbara Howey
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    Buried by Barbara Howey

    Buried

    Paintings - 100x81 cmRent for $265 /mo
    Thinking about rain, plants and possible futures by Barbara Howey
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    Thinking about rain, plants and possible futures by Barbara Howey

    Thinking about rain, plants and possible futures

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Marsh by Barbara Howey
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    Marsh by Barbara Howey

    Marsh

    Paintings - 100x81 cm
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    Botanical by Barbara Howey

    Botanical

    Paintings - 35x28 cmRent for $72 /mo
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    The Day after tomorrow by Barbara Howey

    The Day after tomorrow

    Paintings - 100x81 cm
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    Bee in Catmint by Barbara Howey

    Bee in Catmint

    Paintings - 51x41 cm
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    High summer in the long grass by Barbara Howey

    High summer in the long grass

    Paintings - 51x51 cmRent for $80 /mo
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    Ash Coppice  by Barbara Howey

    Ash Coppice

    Paintings - 36x28 cmRent for $75 /mo
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    Elf Cup Fungi by Barbara Howey

    Elf Cup Fungi

    Paintings - 36x28 cmRent for $80 /mo

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