Howard Phipps studied painting and printmaking at The Gloucestershire College of Art, in Cheltenham, 1971-75, and subsequently spent a post graduate year in Brighton. He worked in Devon until 1980, before settling near Salisbury, where he is still based, and is probably best known for his drawings and engravings of the chalk downs of Wiltshire and Dorset.
The artist has been a frequent exhibitor at Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions since 1985, when he also received The Christie’s Contemporary Print Award at the R.A. show. Other awards since have included the Landscape Print Prize at The National Print Exhibition [Originals] in both 2003 and ’04, and the engraving prize at the same show [Mall Galleries] in 2010. He won The Society of Wood Engravers ‘Rachel Reckitt' Prize in 2008 at the Bankside Gallery.
Howard was elected a member of The Royal West of England Academy [R.W.A.] in 1979, and a member of the Society of Wood Engravers [S.W.E.] in 1985. Solo exhibitions include The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 1994., Dorset County Museum,1993, ’98 and 2004., Bircham Contemporary Art, Norfolk, 2002 and 2006., Lymington Museum, 2001 and 2008., and Cassian De Vere Cole Fine Art, London in 1997, 2008 and 2013.
Howard Phipps has work in the permanent collections of The Ashmolean Museum, Cheltenham Art Gallery, Dorset County Museum, The Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth, Exeter and Salisbury Museum’s, and The Kenneth Green Library, Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2009 The British Museum Acquired twelve of his engravings for its collection.
The artist has also illustrated books for several publishers including Bloomsbury, The Folio Society, and The Fleece Press, and has had a longstanding collaboration with fine press publishers The Whittington Press. They published his two artists books on the theme of Interior space, and ‘Ebble Valley’  with over thirty wood engravings, four linocuts and the text also by the artist.
Howard Phipps can be contacted at:
Hilfield, Homington Road, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury. SP5 4ND
e Mail: email@example.com
Tel: 01722 718294