Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Danny Howes’ first solo exhibition at Reuben Colley Fine Arts in Moseley. I have known Danny's work for a number of years so I was thrilled to discover he was now achieving public recognition and success for his contemporary figure paintings. In the past Danny worked for a select group of clients for whom he paints portraits but had never quite found the right opportunity to exhibit publicly. That was until Reuben Colley Fine Arts saw his work and knew immediately they wanted Danny onboard recognising his fresh approach to figure painting would be an asset to the gallery.
Everyone I spoke to said how privileged they felt to be part of Danny’s first major showcase, mostly because we all knew that we were in the company of a new talent, for whom a wonderful career surely lies just around the corner.
This is an inspiring and thought-provoking show. Danny tells a story about the people he sees, often using the power of the eyes to reveal all. In Howes' work the eyes truly are the window to the soul.
The exhibition is on now until 8th July at Reuben Colley Fine Arts, St Marys Row, Moseley.