Born in Waco, Texas, adventures began early for Maurice Howard, whose father’s career in the military allowed him the opportunity to travel through Europe. While residing in France, Howard remembers the museums he visited and the lasting impression the art on his spirit.
At the age of 19, then residing in Southern California, Howard’s global exposure to art inspired his desire to paint, which led to the pursuit of a degree in art illustration from Cal State Fullerton College.
Howard brings a unique perspective to all his art, with over forty-five years of experience as an artist; Maurice’s career in illustration began at Hanna-Barbera Production Studio in the 1970’s. Heavily influenced by African Cubism, Chinese art, and masters like Salvador Dali; Howard’s diverse style infuses several captivating themes in his Hummingbird• series.
Maurice’s complex shading and blending of colors breaks all the rules set by standardized coloring books, which is stay inside the lines. “Life isn’t that way, it’s a complex integration of many colors blending together against the fabric of life,” was once quoted by Howard. Within these pages we have provided you 21 beautifully colored Hummingbirds by Howard. Witness a master of color and shading inspire you to stay inside the lines, but outside the box.