About Wayne ...
Wayne Howarth is a British artist based in North West England. Graduating from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1979, he became a successful Interior Designer, working all over Great Britain, for many high profile clients.
In 2009 he took the decision to focus his time by returning to his first true love - drawing. Working mainly in pencil and acrylic, with an embellishment of gold leaf, he gains inspiration from his former career by combining his images with a strong influence of surface pattern taken from textiles, wall and floor coverings
"I like to think of my style as an impressionistic form of photo realism, capturing elements of photography/cinematography such as depth field and close cropping images. I love the use of negative space in my work. Usually, but not always, background colours come first, then the foreground image. I work mainly in pencil for the main image - acrylics, watercolour and sometimes gold or copper leaf for the background."
Wayne is the son of the influential British Comic Book artist Walt Howarth (1928-2008)