Nancy St. John
Half Moon Bay, CA.
Adam brings his artistic soul and enormous talent to everything he does and his illustrated portraits demonstrate his ability to capture the true character of a person.
In this portrait of Anthony Bourdain, Adam illustrates Tony’s complex personality as a rebel journalist and chef, a worldly seeker of knowledge and an old soul always looking for his next adventure. Adam was able to capture all of this in one portrait.
Now Tony looks over me at my desk, his spirit embodied through his tired but all knowing eyes and his personal journey chronicled in the tattoos on his arms. It takes great character to see character in another but then to capture it in one perfect portrait is incredible. Thank you Adam for sharing this treasured gift.
Adam Howard is not only an exceptionally talented portrait artist with a highly imitable, unique, and meticulous style, but also a phenomenal human in every regard.
Recently, I was very honored to have Adam sketch my portrait. The end product was absolutely jaw-dropping! Adam strongly demonstrates his innate artistic ability in capturing the internal/external essence and human spirit of EACH “subject” he illustrates. One of Adam’s many great strengths as an acclaimed portrait artist, lies in catching the realism and sparkle in his “subject’s” eyes; the windows of the soul. Adam Howard is masterful!
I am so appreciative to Adam for his illustration; a stunning, priceless treasure. I highly recommend commissioning a portrait today. Adam Howard’s portraits immortalize the beauty, goodness, and light in all of us. Thank you, Adam!
"Better than a photograph! I received an illustration as a gift shortly after the passing of my father and Visual Effects Editor, Steve R. Moore. The illustration brought warmth to my heart and a smile on my face during times so hard. Adam was able to express my father’s warm personality and expression in fine detail, all the way down to the glimmer in his eyes. Thank you Adam!"
Santa Paula, CA.
Words are inadequate to describe Adam Howard's prodigious talent. Our commissioned original artwork is a masterpiece we'll cherish, always. His subjects encompass Greats within the entertainment realm with whom he has created movie magic, as well as loved ones within his inner circle or those who've been fortunate to enter his orbit for a whirl or several.
Take a few to appreciate some of his master illustrations. A tippy taste of this Man's genius.
I want you all to know that I have known Adam Howard since we first met in 1980. We were working on Australia’s Music show, ‘Countdown’.
3 million people viewed this show every week. Adam was a budding visual effects guy and I was the voice over announcer.
I have watched with sheer amazement, Adam’s rise to visual effects stardom with much pride and joy.
His artistry is to be enjoyed by the masses. Adam has a special gift of recreating images and bringing them to life in his own special way. You just have to see here on his website.
I have loved all his drawings that express the true essence of his subjects. Adam Howard is a true talent, a great person and a damn fine visual effects supervisor.
Give the youngster a go and commission one for yourself and family. You won’t be disappointed.
As the heart break of the sudden passing of my Dad settled in for a long stay in my heart, Adam brought a gift to me that touched and healed me. It was a portrait he had done of my Dad, unsolicited, from the picture the newspaper had printed with his obituary. Although he had never met my Dad, Adam's portrait was so life like. His ability to see beyond the black and white and capture my Dad's personality is a gift. From the special twinkle in my Dad's blue eyes, to the wry smile he used when he had a secret to share. Yes, I have many photos of my Dad , but Adam's portrait brings my Dad to life in a way that makes me feel he's in the room with me sharing a joke, or ready to hear one. Thank You Adam. You have given my family a treasure we will always cherish.
Adam Howard's artistry is outstanding. He has brought his considerable skills to visual effects in many feature films for decades and is also a remarkable fine artist who's work is always superb. Adam has a great design sense and the ability to create dynamic composition. Adam's warmth and sense of humor shine brightly in his caricature art and his traditional portraiture is truly impressive.
I am proud of our friendship and happily endorse him.
I first met Adam in about 1985 when I was creating a circus with magic and illusions as a feature. I wanted a poster and he designed me one that was just fabulous! We have kept in touch over the 30 years since that first meeting and I am so glad we have. It gives me much pleasure to see how well he has done. It's a success that is certainly well deserved. When he asked if he could do my portrait I was very flattered, especially when he showed me the final work. What a talented and gifted artist he is and I greatly value his friendship. I am honoured to be included in his portfolio. Yours magically, Ross.
Adam & I go way back to the late 1970's, having performed in a groovy, jazzy swing choir in our teens.
On the occasion of my 5oth birthday my partner gathered video tributes as a surprise from long time friends around the globe. Adam responded with a really special surprise - that had my darling bursting with joy. An absolutely amazing surprise portrait. What a beautiful, artistic achievement.
Adam's portraits are so very personal, uniquely capturing every wonderful detail of personality; a real study; a combination of flattery & truthfulness.
Although Al Hirschfeld in New York was a master caricaturist, I suspect Adam Howard is the west coasts' classy contemporary. So talented in so many ways - and he's my friend. What a lasting piece of history I'll treasure, forever.