Featured Artist: Daryl Howard

Written by
Ronin Gallery
Published on
September 15, 2014 at 1:14:15 PM PDT September 15, 2014 at 1:14:15 PM PDTth, September 15, 2014 at 1:14:15 PM PDT

Ronin Gallery is thrilled to have our very own Daryl Howard featured in the March issue of Southwest Art! The article considers her work, artistic practice, and influences, stating:

"From envisioning an image to making final choices about colors, the entire process of creating a woodblock print is a form of meditation for Texas artist Daryl Howard. Howard's meditative state of mind is evidenced in her artworks, which convey a sense of serenity and calm whether she portrays houses by the sea or offers an intimate view of a flower."

Daryl Howard, Shadows of Speechless Earth, 2015.

Daryl Howard embodies the beauty of cross-cultural art. She artfully combines influences from her American upbringing in Texas with traditional woodblock printing techniques learned in Japan. After receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University, Howard lived and taught art at a school in Tokyo during the 1970s. During this time she was introduced to a private collection of 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e prints. Feeling and immediate connection to the works of art and wanting to learn more about the woodblock printmaking process, Howard embarked on an apprenticeship with master print maker Hodaka Yoshida. By the time she left Japan, Howard had become a master in the medium. She immediately began her MFA at University of Texas in Austin.

Daryl Howard, Rhythm of the Mountain, 2014.

Since then, she has traveled the world, from Egypt to Indonesia, picking up a mix of inspiration wherever she goes. Ronin Gallery is very pleased to represent this great American artist. Her work is unique, layering gold, silver and copper leafing upon bold colors achieved through pigments found in natural gemstones and soils. "These processes have become my way of expressing my world. It involves seeing images through a series of shapes, arranged and colored to represent the essence...the magic...that I experience."

Daryl Howard, In Sounds of Light...I Gather My Sweetness, 2012.