Originally from New York, Howard Friedland is a painter living and working in Bozeman, Montana.
In addition to finding subjects in the area where he lives, Friedland has traveled and painted across the U.S. as well as in Europe and China.
His approach is boldly painterly, his confident brush marks describing his subjects with geometric solidity while edges dissolve into atmosphere and distance.
Freidland’s subjects fall into three broad categories, landscape, still life and other subjects, including wild and domestic animals.
I particularly enjoy his compositions that are, in essence, outdoor still life, in which sunlight reveals the objects very differently than artificial lighting.
Friedland conducts workshops both in the U.S. and abroad.
Friedland is also represented by Highlands Art Gallery, and you will find some larger images of his paintings on their site than on his own, which give you a better idea of his surface quality and brush work.