David Howell was born in 1939, and having lived for many years in the Middle East he is now based in Yorkshire. Painting in watercolour, oils and pastels, his subject matter mainly includes landscape and marine with occasional equestrian racing and shooting pictures. David’s approach to painting is very much concerned with capturing atmosphere and a sense of time and place, but above all he is concerned with producing good paintings rather than topographical accuracy. David travels widely to source the perfect subject, preferring to work en plein air where possible and is just as likely to be found sketching by a canal in Venice as dragging an easel through an Arabian desert.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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