After 30 years of commercial art, my art work is graphic in nature with the usage of prominent iconography with bold shapes, colors and lines. A life-long love of birds has come full circle in bold forms in representation on wood panels. My process starts with an enamel underpainting, that is then sanded, next, I add additional layers of acrylic paint, and sand again to add layers of color and texture. I feel the texture enhances the out-in-nature essence, and the imagery captures the whimsy of birds at play. When asked what I will paint next, I say “I’m putting a bird on it”.
Howard Weliver lives and works in Taos, New Mexico. He had his last show, ”Let There Be Light”, in 2019 at the Taos Center for the Arts. Upon Covid-19, he and his wife dissolved their graphic design company to pursue Fine Art careers in a full-time capacity. Public Collections include Gibson Guitar Town at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. He is currently working on “Put a Bird On It”, the venue will be announced in late 2022.
2021 - Las Laguna Art Gallery - Purely Abstract group show (Laguna Beach, CA)
2020 – Winter show at Blumenschein Museum
2019 – Miniature Show at Millicent Rogers
2019 – Taos Art Insurgency
2019 – Taos is Art – Bent Street installation
2019 – “Let There Be Light” (solo show at the Taos Center for the Arts)
2019 – TCA, Self Portrait Show. January 7th – March 4th.
2018 – Vanessa Lacy Gallery – Holiday Small Works Show (Kansas City, MO)
2007 – Modern Mythology (solo show at the Canvas Gallery)
Located in the neighborhood of Cañon, nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, sits the "Taos Bird House". This little nest is surrounded by mature trees and the wrap around deck overlooks the Rio de Fernando Taos river (runs, seasonally). You'll enjoy bright colors, cozy amenities and original art in this beautiful casita. Minutes from shopping, art galleries, hiking, museums and delicious restaurants! We are 1.5 miles to the town Plaza and 20 miles to the Taos Ski Valley.