Artist Howard Friedland

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The Artist Says:

 "The challenge for me is always to see the world with fresh eyes and respond spontaneously to the beauty before me. It's possible to lose the impact of my initial vision out of doors due to the continually changing light. For this reason I strive to capture as quickly and accurately as possible the visual sensations that I have of the subject. I study the color relationships and try to note them as best as I can. Back at my studio I use these "on the spot" studies for larger paintings. I also take some photos for additional information, however I'm careful not to copy the photograph (too much information could dilute my first impression). Therefore, I also have to rely on my memory to recall the mood that I wanted to express. Some painters prefer to render a picture tightly to a literal level of finish. However I prefer to paint only enough for the viewer to get a clear vision of what the subject is and suggest the rest. When the painting is viewed close up you can see the many colorful brush strokes, as you step further away the brush strokes disappear and your eye pulls the whole painting together. That is what the magic of painting is about for me. This allows the viewers to use his or her imagination and participate in the painting". 


Master Status AISM - American Impressionist Society
Winner of the BoldBrush Award
Fine Art Studio Online Top Award, May,2020

Master Status OPAM Honored by Oil Painters of America  

Awards Judge at Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition
Panelist on Group Discussion at American Impressionist Society Show
Second Place Award American Impressionist Society National Show
            Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA.
Artists Choice Award American Impressionist Society National Show
            Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA.

 Demonstrator/Lecturer Plein Air Convention– Tucson, AZ.
Honorable Mention Oil Painters of America National Show Paint -out
Honorable Mention Oil Painters of America National Show Paint-out
Finalist  - Plein Air Salon -  Dec./Jan. On-line Juried Show
Best of Show Award Signature Division
            Oil Painters of America Fall On-line Showcase

Demonstrator/Lecturer Plein Air Convention  -  Main Stage, Monterey CA.  
Finalist Raymar 6th Annual Fine Art Competition     
Finalist Raymar 7th Annual Fine Art Competition - April
Best of Show Plein Air Sunset Painting - Oil Painters of America Salon
            Crooked Tree Art Center
Best of Show for Animal Painting Award- Oil Painters of America Salon
            Crooked Tree Art Center  
William J. Schultz Founder’s Award of Excellence - American Impressionist Society 
Finalist Raymar 6th Annual Fine Art Competition  - November, September, 
          August, July, June and April
Finalist Raymar 5th Annual Fine Art Competition
Best of Show Landscape - Icons of the West Show
Judges Honorable Mention Salon International -  Greenhouse Gallery
2010, 2009
Jurors Top 50 Award Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery

Best of Show Gold Medal National Award of Excellence 
            Oil Painters of America National Show

2007, 2005
Best of Show for Signature Member Oil Painters of America 
             Central Regional Show – Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS.

Howard has also been awarded the Best Landscape medal at the "Icons of the West" show at the Dana Gallery in Missoula [...]

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