Study For The Return Of The Prodigal Son, Ghislaine Howard
Ghislaine studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is best known for her ground-breaking exhibition concerning pregnancy and birth, the first of its kind, at Manchester City Art Gallery, A Shared Experience.
A painter of powerful and expressive means, she has shown her large cycle of paintings The Stations of the Cross / The Captive Figure to great acclaim at the two Liverpool Cathedrals and at Canterbury Cathedral and at Gloucester Cathedral.
In 2001 she was granted an Arts Council Year of the Artist Award which allowed her to work in a Women’s Refuge from Domestic Violence, she was also Artist in Residence at the B.B.C. during the year 2000/1.
She has featured in various publications and television documentaries including Mischa Scorer’s Degas: An Old Man Mad About Art, with Richard Kendall, Omnibus, 1996 and was part of the team that produced Degas and The Dance, in 2004 which has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award. Her work is in many public and private collections including The Royal Collection.
Ghislaine Howard was named as a Woman of The Year in 2008 for her contribution to art and society.