Mark T. Howard is a Hawaii, North Shore, Oahu fine artist who brings us joy by combining his talent and travel experiences into enchanting visions for all. Constantly exposed to new inspirations and techniques, Mark brings us brilliant new experiences with every artistic masterpiece.
Growing up in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, Mark’s father, a prosperous artist, gave Mark free reign over his art studio. In his youth, Mark began painting with acrylics and also excelled in surf competitions, carpentry work, creating surfboards, drafting and scholastic studies. Later on in life, Mark finished a twenty- two-year career in the United States Air Force in Hawaii and earned an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University.
After earning his MBA, Mark studied under premier artists, Steven Power on Oahu’s North Shore and La Moyne Garside shortly before his passing in 2012.
In 2013, Mark was selected as the Hale’iwa Arts Festival’s featured artist and composed the poster for the event
In 2009 Mark illustrated the educational children’s sea turtle conservation book titled, Turtles Way A-Z; Loggy, Greeny and Leather. Written by conservationist and Florida surfer Mara Uman Hixon, the book went on to win the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in 2010. You can find Turtle’s Way A-Z: Loggy, Greeny and Leather at Sea World parks and National Zoos across the country.
Mark’s work adorns the Hawaii State Capitol in Representative Lauren Cheape’s office.
These days Mark Howard resides in Waialua on Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii and travels the world, riding perfect waves in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. He is currently working with acrylics and uses a variety of techniques.