Howard Birchmore began drawing at age three, started painting with oils at the age of twelve and completed his first official commission when only fifteen. He is now an established, professional artist.
After studying illustration, he followed a career in graphic design and advertising notably at British Rail in London. Meanwhile he continued producing scenic pictures purely to fulfill his own passion for painting.
In 1990 he formed a partnership with another artist Jane Tayler and set up Brushmarks, an independent design agency producing leaflets, logos and posters. After Jane left to follow a career in book illustration Howard decided that he should take the plunge in 1997 and concentrate on producing fine art as a professional artist.
Among his clients have been London City Airport, The Henley Standard, Reading Borough Council, Wycombe District Council and many local businesses.