Soft pastel and pencil drawings on display at University Hospital

July 30, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
One of J. Howard’s pieces, on display at University Hospital.

Born in Houston, Texas, one of the most colorful cities in the U.S., J. Howard recognizes that color is important in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, our homes, our cars and even our pets.

She points out that “there is a great deal more to color than what meets the eye.”

Howard utilizes hyper-realism and enhanced depth of field to create highly-detailed soft pastel drawings on canvas that are often mistaken for photographs. She uses the beauty and intense color of organic soft pastels to elicit emotional responses from viewers, recognizing and working with the inherent qualities of color. 

Also a practicing art therapist, Howard’s award-winning work has been recognized both nationally and internationally.

Check it out for yourself at Michigan Medicine:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6

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