L B-H’s Artist Profiles: Rachel Howard

“I don’t see myself as a ‘female painter’ – I see myself as a painter.”
As Rachel Howard’s most recent exhibition opens at the Newport Street Gallery, Luke Bromage-Henry introduces us to one of of Britain’s most powerful living artists.


As a fresher Issy Bailey starred in the hockey 1st team. Then a car crash left her paralysed from the waist down. Now she’s shooting for Great Britain’s disabled team, with Rio 2016 firmly in her sights. Here she recalls a remarkable journey that turned her nightmare accident into a Paralympic dream.


Instagram favourite @blaowphotography (aka Alex Douglas) took time out from snapping London’s hip, trendy creatives to talk to Exetera’s hip, trendy creative Hannah Peck about popularity, portraiture and the pursuit of perfection in social media communities.


The economic boom promised to consign homelessness in England to history. But then came the crash, austerity and Iain Duncan Smith. Homelessness soared, with visits to Exeter’s St Petrock’s charity doubling in the past five years. Terri Sutherland, administrator of St Petrock’s, tells Ben Clarke that it’s time to start treating the poorest in society […]