Howard was born in 1979 and is a self-taught artist.
Residing in southern California, he has painted professionally since
2002 with a rapidly growing career over the last year.
Introducing an exciting NEW palette for 2005...this unique series
is filled with mystery and mood. Tropical landscapes, reef point
breaks and exotic islands are many of his subjects. With the use
of oil and acrylic paints on textured canvas, Ashton creates an
old-world effect. Impressions of sea shells, maps, and subtle symbols
are found throughout his compositions to give his work a truly unmistakable
His landscapes have a calming effect on most people. He paints "moods",
late evening, early morning, impressions of silence and times of
quiet reflection, a feeling of solitude you experience when it is
just you and the ocean. "My intention is to create an escape, a
resting point for the soul and mind...A Breath.
When words can not be found to convey thoughts, emotions, dreams
or desires, art relays the message in a poetic and vivid form. Visual
art can mentally transport us to a setting of peace and quiet, or
it's abstract shapes with rough edges, rigid lines or circular forms,
can open our mind's eye to the curiosity of Self Expression!
Ashton's work can be found in some of the most prestigious galleries
along California's coast line and various galleries throughout the
View this artist's
available pieces here.