Illustration & Painting
Christian Howard is an emerging artist in the Tampa Bay area. He recently took home a first place blue ribbon in the Florida State Fair and his artwork is currently featured in many restaurants and venues around Tampa. He teaches drawing, illustration, and acrylic painting at the LEC.
He is best known for his whimsical and imaginative drawings and paintings done in graphite pencils, water-soluble graphite, pen and ink, and digital media. Recently he has begun to use various watercolor mediums. By artistically fusing traditional and digital styles, he strives to create visual poetry. Reminiscent of a beat poet, his pieces are improvisational, minimalistic, yet elegant with an inward-looking spiritual focus. His observational and experimental creative process leaves an open door for his art to evolve.
Christian is mostly self-taught, but great strides were made during his time learning at the Life Enrichment Center. He started at the LEC first as a student, then as a volunteer, and now as an instructor. Christian is an experienced and passionate instructor with a great love for art. Drawing has had a therapeutic and meditative effect on him. He desires to share his passion for drawing and art with the world. He especially loves watching his LEC students’ confidence and skills grow and getting to be a part of that process.