Howard Michels lives and works in London.

He is concerned with the implications and potential offered by globalisation and transcultural interaction.

Paintings approach cultural connections and differences using pictorial language, imagination and figuration.

Images become vehicles to carry painterly experimentation. This is underpinned with time spent working in South East and East Asia.

Recent work reflects his travels to Thailand and Japan and addresses the experience of time, space and cultures, that long haul travel brings.