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Manc 75: Davo Howarth - The Artist Here For A Long Time And A Good Time

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“If I’m not an artist, what am I?”

Artist Davo Howarth joined Lisa Morton in “Heaven” at Hotel Football for this week's episode.  It’s a place that’s very close to Davo’s heart as it overlooks Old Trafford football ground. 

A born and raised Manc, Davo is an artist who describes his style as “explosive.” In this conversation, you’ll hear how he navigated the school system growing up as a creatively minded kid who’d rather be painting than playing PlayStation. Davo says people would tell him being an artist wasn’t a career option but he carved out his own path to creative success all the same. 

Hear about the values of discipline that have kept Davo consistent with his work, how he deals with self-doubt and how a recent health scare has forced him to re-evaluate his priorities and take a slower pace of life for a while. 


Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre.  From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.

To celebrate the 26 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Greater Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best place in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield: 
Via our website
On Instagram
On Twitter
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Connect with Davo
On Instagram
On Twitter
Via his website