The Milford Tree
Oil on Board
1225 x 930 mm
Exquisitely rendered in fine oil on board, ‘The Milford Tree’ exudes a captivating sense of luminosity and subtle vibrancy within a stormy view, as observed by the artist during a recent journey to Milford Sound / Piopiotahi.
A distinctive handling of colour and light steep Howard’s works with unique notions of abstraction while maintaining a connectivity to both his subject and the viewer.
Working diversely within a broader abstract methodology, Stephen Howard’s nonrepresentational compositions of landscapes are paired with a precise handling of colour, light, and fine detail, imbuing his paintings with a colliding sense of tension and expression. His sensitive understanding of a vibrant palette in oils creates a luminosity that emphasises his true subjects – light and movement.