Meet Howard Robinson
After many years of hard work and study, I seem to be living the dream at the moment. From childhood, I have always been fascinated by nature and wildlife, and this has become the main feature of my art, and so I am never short of inspiration for my work and hobbies have just become one and the same. Having been successful in breeding many rare birds over the years, I now get invited to give presentations as far afield as Africa and Australia and where I then get to explore in the wilds with the world’s experts. I now visit so many amazing places I have to pinch myself and so bursting with inspiration and reference I return home to paint my images. These images are frequently licensed by zoos and aquariums and I then get to visit ‘behind the scenes’ for hands-on experience with even more fascinating species. Inspiration is all around me even as I work, at the end of my studio I built a glass wall enclosing my own piece of rainforest complete with waterfall and tropical plants in which poison dart frogs live and breed.