This is the second book in a new series from the Royal Academy which reveals well-known artists at work. The artists offer insights into their approaches to painting, their opinions, inspirations, philosophies and views on art, with valuable tips for both amateurs and other professionals. Working in a variety of mediums, the books show the artists painting in their studios and also in some of their favourite painting locations around the world. Venice, with its stunning architecture, earth colours and atmospheric light, has had a great effect on Ken Howard's work for over 30 years. Here he paints 'contre jour', with the intense light reflecting off water, rooftops or piazzas, building his watercolours with wash upon wash of transparent layers. His subjects include St Mark's Square, the Salute, Campo S. Angelo and the famed fish market.
Ken Howard RA studied at Hornsey College of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London, and became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1992. He has won a number of awards, had numerous solo exhibitions both in the UK and elsewhere, and has paintings in many public collections.