Artist Statement

At the core of my art lives humanity. Our perception of reality is filtered by unique emotions and thoughts and this relationship creates our identity. My artwork strives to express our perceived reality by delving into the relationship between humans and nature. I strive to portray the deep emotional connection that ties human kind to nature in a way that allows for self reflection and an acknowledgment of nature’s identity. My representations of landscapes interpret the vibrant environment through my own filters of emotion that give the piece a vulnerable quality that allow viewers to see the painting in a sensitive and truthful state. In order to capture the lively nature of what I see in a landscape I felt the need to go beyond realism and find a visual language that best captures the emotion, movement and life of an environment. With the creation of every piece I strive to achieve a healing quality and a sense of tranquility as to stimulate a therapeutic visual experience. All of my work strives to humble the viewer and asks them to contemplate their role in the bigger picture of our world.

Artist Bio

Austin Howlett is a Maui raised artist now living and working in Denver Colorado who specializes in oil painting. He derives much of his inspiration from natural environments, people, movement and weather. While attending Colorado College Austin earned a bachelor of art in Art Studio and created a senior thesis show that showcased his landscape oil paintings as well as photography merged with abstract oil paintings. In his work Austin focuses on the subtle art of suggestion rather than forcing his concepts onto his viewers. He loves to create for himself and for others. He finds fulfillment in merging concepts and creating pieces that inspire the imagination. 

Art Shows

March 30th, 2015. Colorado College. Solo exhibition of my Art studio senior thesis show consisting of oil painting and photo manipulation. Colorado Springs, CO

October 30th, 2015. Redline One Square Foot Show. Denver, CO

November 21st, 2015. Bell Gallery annual Denver Square Foot Art Show. Denver, CO.

February 5th, 2016. Next Gallery “Next Up Show” National Show. Denver, CO. "Unknown Light"

September 24th, 2016. Lone Tree Arts Center “15th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo” Lone Tree, CO. "Rain Squall" "Fracture"

November 18th, 2016. Littleton Museum “Own an Original Exhibition” Littleton, CO. "Desert Walkers" "Cloaked"

April 14th, 2017. Lincoln Gallery, “2017 Loveland National Fine Art Show” Loveland, CO. “Infinite”

July 14th, 2017. Core New Art Space, "Contemporary Abstraction" Denver, CO. "Open Perspective"

September 14th, 2017. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, "Art & Conflict" Arvada, CO. "Erasing Our Humanity"

October 11th, 2017.  Lone Tree Arts Center, "Lone Tree Art Expo" Lone Tree, CO. "In the Absence of Doubt"

October 13th, 2017. Lincoln Gallery, "Regional Fine Art Show" Loveland, CO. "The Search"

October 14th, 2017. Curtis Center for the Arts, "34th Annual All Colorado Show" Greenwood Village, CO. "Terra Firma"

Festivals

June 23rd, 2016. City Hall, "Trend, Raw Artist Showcase" Denver, CO.

July 23rd, 2016. Civic Center Park, "Denver International Festival" Denver, CO.

June 10th, 2017. Lyons, "Lyons Art Walk" Lyons, CO.

July 27th, 2017. The Church Nightclub, "Conception A Contemporary Art Show" Denver, CO.

Art Commissions

August, 2013. Colorado Springs. One landscape oil painting, 

November 2014, Mike Edmonds, Colorado Springs, Dean of Students/Vice President of Student Life. one Landscape Oil painting. 

July 2014, Jim Hocking, Colorado Springs. 2 India ink paintings of springboard divers. 

July-August 2015, Ellen Walker, Colorado Springs, 5 Landscape oil paintings.

2015, Aimee March Pachon, Colorado Springs, one photo manipulation portrait.

July 2016, Nick Nyberg, Denver, one oil painting of a surreal robot family portrait. 

October 2016, Terry and Jennifer Martinez, one oil painting. Abstract representation of a wedding ceremony with a Catholic marriage symbol.

January 2017, Tricia Manley, one oil painting. Abstract grey color palette.

January 2017, Bobbi Kay, one oil painting. Landscape of Piney Lake.

 

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