Icarus is South African based father-daughter team Michael and Christy Howells, both of whom come from advertising backgrounds. Having said, this, however, their main interests have always been in the arts, such as film, music, painting, architecture, furniture design and more.
Michael went to Pretoria Art School where he majored in painting and graphic design. Under the guidance and inspiration of Robert Hodgins, Michael’s love for the arts, and specifically painting, has followed him through his career. For the past 20 years Mike has been painting, and developing his ceramic sculptures full time, while Christy has been running her own successful advertising and design company.
They have now joined forces to expand their interests in those various art forms, and combine their different yet complementary skills to create entirely new and unique works of art.