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Eric Howard
was born in Bermondsey, inner city London during the1950's. Following a secondary modern school education, he took a job as an assistant photographer, age of sixteen.
Two years later, he became freelance professional photographer, and his clients list soon included: The Times, IPC Magazines, National Magazines, Virgin Records, Phonogram Records, and RCA Records. He also sold original prints through Sotheby's and the Photographers Gallery, London.

1983 - 1986
During this time, Eric decided to branch out into publishing calendars. He designed a totally new calendar presentation system using plastics. Amongst the calendars published were: Lamb's Navy Rum, The Tate Gallery, Agfa, John Swannell, Bob Carlos Clarke and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

1987 - 1990
Eric sold the copyright for his calendar presentation system and returned to his photographic art. Clients included Lord Palumbo, Viscountess St.Germans, Mrs Sally Cadbury, The Royal Photographic Society and The Financial Times. 

During this period Eric designed and manufactured the Demi-Case, a simple attractive carrying case for Artists & Photographers made from a lightweight corrugated plastic. He also sold this copyright which is now a commonplace product.

1991 - 1992
He covered the orphanage crisis after the collapse of communism at the request of Mary Gibson, founder of The Romanian Orphans Fund.  The resulting photographs were featured in TIME Magazine, raising many thousands of pounds for the fund.

1993 - 1994
The Arts Council only funded galleries that promoted non-commercial work, whilst most British Photo artists struggled to survive. So Eric created the publication, 'PhotoArt for Sale Magazine'. He personally designed the magazine, and brought on board many fellow photographic artists, attracting sponsorship from: Christies, Hamilton's Gallery, Agfa, Contax, Nikon, Ilford, Conservation Resources, Stephen Cohen Gallery Los Angeles, Leica Cameras, Fuji Film, Kodak and Polaroid. Two years later Eric's magazine was sold to a publisher who rebranded it. This new style unfortunately dropping the original intention of selling photographic originals.

1995 - 1996
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme commissioned Eric to help organise a charity photographic auction at Coutts Bank in The Strand, London. He was singled out for thanks by Prince Edward, who was the Royal representative that night. In 1995, Eric
won the prestigious 'Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal' against competition from thousands of established photographic talents world wide.

1996 - 2000
Eric devoted most of his time during this period to help protect rural communities which were under threat from the ban on hunting. He wrote to over 300 Labour MP's. His images were widely published to illustrate how key hunting & shooting were to country communities. A permanent exhibition of Eric's work hangs in the boardroom of The Countryside Alliance headquarters in London.
Major exhibition at the international consultants 'McKinsey & Co', who thereafter decided to buy the entire exhibition for its own collection.
Major exhibition at London's premier South Bank venue Cotton's Atrium 'The Late 20th Century'

2001 - 2005
Eric and his new young wife decided to move to Southern Ireland buying a small Irish mountain and farm. There he spent four years restoring the former farm and designing a large Super House.
The Super House used cutting edge green technology and incorporated 17 feet high windows overlooking the Kerry Mountains. Despite being 3500 square feet, the house's carbon footprint was a mere 10% of a normal house. It is now considered to be one of the best designed houses on the famous Bera peninsula.

2006 - 2013
Although the West Coast of Ireland was astonishingly beautiful, it never really satisfied Eric's craving to be part of a vibrant creative community, as it was just too remote. So Eric moved back to the UK. Taking up residence in the iconic landscape of Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire, he then bought an Old Ballroom to act as a creative work space in the Arts Quarter of nearby Bath. There starting the next chapter of his creative life..........

2014 - 2016
After 2 years the Historical Ballroom was restored to its former glory with a modernist twist and a Roman temple dedicated to Medusa at one end. Eric had transformer it into the ultimate creative Work Space & Private Gallery ready for the next phase of this creative being's life "The Bath Art Project".

Example Exhibitions:-
McKinsey & Co.
Countryside Alliance
Cottons Atrium London's Southbank 
Chelsea Art Club
Wiltshire's Rye Hill Art Space.
Square One Gallery, King's Road, Chelsea
Bath Fine Art, 35 Gay Street, Bath
At The Chapel, Bruton, Somerset
RAC's Country House, Woodcote, Epsom
86 Saint James, London SW1

A big thank you goes to Richie Crossley, for creating and running of Eric's site:
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