Olly Howe

Olly Howe's work entangles the beauty of the modern world with that of a more surreal fantastical existence. Often centred around the female form Olly combines existing elements from the past with modern photography as well as hand drawn painted motifs to create art that engages
aesthetically but also challenges perception. "I'm a self-taught artist, since my introduction to Photoshop in the early noughties I've always been inspired by the process of merging the seemingly unfitting to create something new and exciting, for me the process of creation is an organic journey of evolution with an initial idea often blossoming into something completely different, a process encapsulated perfectly in the famous quote by Pablo Picasso: "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else" Having spent almost 10 years living in East London working with some of the top illustration agencies in the UK, Olly's emergence as an artist coincided with a recent move to the West Country where he works out of his studio beside the beautiful Cornish coast.