Monday, January 18, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Harrison Howard

If you love all things Chinoiserie and Palm Beach Chic, you will most certainly love the work of Harrison Howard. His delightful images will transport you into a whimsical, imaginative, playful, and exotic world that is so uplifting you will never want to leave. Recently, Harrison launched a new website, and in addition to his exquisite prints for sale, there is an "Other Work" section featuring never-before-seen projects and concepts he has produced over the years. It took my breath away, and I cannot wait to share!

Artwork by Harrison Howard, interior design by Bailey McCarthy

But first, more about Harrison. He was raised on Philadelphia's Main Line and traveled regularly in Europe with his family, including a year spent in southern France. Many of the paintings and antiques his parents brought home from those trips are now in the house where he and his wife live, and frequently he includes them in paintings. Harrison's stellar client roster includes the Vanderbilt, DuPont, Firestone, Goodyear, and Dorrance families, actress Kirstie Alley, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, and the Royal Saudi Embassy Residence in McLean, Virginia. Interior design firm clients include McMillen Inc., Dorothy Draper, Inc., Irvine & Fleming, Pamela Banker, briefly a former senior partner of Parish-Hadley, Alessandra Branca, Katie Ridder, and Ross Thiele & Son. His work has been featured in Veranda Magazine, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and Departures Magazine among others. 

Although Harrison lives in San Diego, he has sold more prints of his work to clients in Florida than any other state, especially in the Palm Beach area. Here are a few of my favorites...










Harrison's images have also been licensed by Caspari for a line of stationery and paper goods, lacquered wood serving trays, placemats, and other items. Here are a few of my favorite items from the collection...

Now, here are a few of the images from Harrison's "Other Work" page... I about died when I came to these monkey maquettes in various colorways designed for a small powder room. They were derived from sketches he painted for a mural in a bathroom in Houston. The design actually became the inspiration for the "Monkey Business" design Harrison later licensed to Caspari. Today, these panels can be recreated and custom painted as pre-measured panels that could be installed by a paper hanger, but Harrison hopes to eventually have similar designs licensed to a high end wallpaper company. This design would make the most adorable powder room ever, and I have already decided that it will be a necessity in our next home!





Harrison accepts commissions, license imagery, and he is available to produce custom images for licensing. Here are a few more examples of his other work including logo design, custom illustration, and mural detail.






For additional information on custom work and licensing, please contact Harrison Howard. And for followers of The Glam Pad, Harrison is offering 25 percent off all prints from now through Sunday, January 24.  Click here to select your prints, and enter "rainbow5" at checkout. (Discount valid on prints only.) They are beautiful hung as singles or grouped in a series!



7 comments:

  1. Good morning Andrea! Thank you so much for featuring Harrison's works of Chinoiserie art! I love them all!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. I have been a huge Harrison Howard fan for years, likely introduced to him by Joni Webb. The monkey panels are crazy! How amazing would a powder room wallpapered in one of his patterns be?!? Please keep us posted, Andrea.

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  4. Well I love painting anything Chinoiserie and this work is amazing!! xo

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  5. Amazing paintings! Each one would surely find their place in a special corner of an artistic person's creative apartment.

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  6. Interesting paintings. Special style.

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  7. Great post!
    I also have a shot of an install with HH prints in Naples!
    Dean

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