On Wednesday 18 October, a new watercolour book was launched in London to celebrate the life and works of Ken Howard RA OBE.
The book, titled Ken Howard – Watercolours in Academe, was published by his wife of 22 years, Dora Bertolutti Howard, and celebrated at the Concert Artistes’ Association (The Club for Acts and Actors) in Covent Garden, London.
Ken sadly died in September 2022 of PSP and proceeds from book sales aim to raise funds for PSPA.
Inside the watercolour book are 31 of Ken’s paintings as well as photos and text by Malcolm Horton, detailing a week-long visit to the University of the South in Tennessee in 1999. Ken was visiting the university to fulfil a commission to produce three watercolours of the academic buildings.
The Tennessee commission was part of an alumni project Ken took part in to raise money for the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge and leading Independent Schools. Altogether Ken produced a total of 21 paintings for this project.
In addition, the hardback book contains ten oil paintings of Venice, Cornwall, London and the famous crucifixion painting in Northern Ireland which accompany the obituary extracts and fellow artist tributes.
PSPA CEO Rebecca Packwood, who spoke at the book launch, said: “It was an honour to attend the book launch for Ken Howard – Watercolours in Academe.
It was great to see more than 50 of Ken’s friends, family and colleagues gather here in London, at the club where he was a member, to launch a book of his works and share stories from his life.
We’re extremely grateful this fantastic book will be sold to raise funds to help PSPA create a better future for everyone affecting PSP & CBD. We also appreciate the awareness such a publication will help to bring to the two conditions.”
Copies of the watercolour book can be purchased for £24.99 from Malcolm Horton at email@example.com