Howard Milton studied painting under the influential portrait painter, Ruskin Spear. But it was Graphic Design under the tutelage of Tom Eckersley, creator of many of the UKs most iconic graphic posters, which shaped his career. Milton came to international prominence during the 80s design boom, being recognised for a lifetime’s contribution to British design in the Design Council’s Prince Philip award. But he never stopped painting and the observational skills developed as a designer form the framework of his colour sense and figurative work. He returned to full time painting when he moved to Cornwall, and has become a prolific land and seascape painter over the past few years, where he also taught at Falmouth University of Arts.