David Howells was born in Leicester, England and immigrated to Nova Scotia, at the age of 12. David studied fine arts at Mount Allison University in N.B., and graphic design in Middleton. His work first gained public exposure in 1982 with Zwicker's Gallery in Halifax, N.S.In his early twenties, David turned to oil painting, and discovered a new technique and approach to his art. Using oils, he paints traditional, pastoral landscapes that he explores throughout the province and around the globe. David participated successfully in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition for eight years between 1988 and 1998. His art has been exhibited at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto and is in several private and corporate collections in Britain, Europe, Australia, the United States, and Canada. David now holds the position of Artist in Residence at Cedar Centre for Active Health & Living in Windsor.