'Temptations of a Poet', SP Howarth
oil on canvas, 40.8x51cm
Lives in Balham and desperate to get out of London. Wants to get to Parnassus. Works in a video shop. Obsessed with sex and violence. Is not violent, but is severely dyslexic. SP (Steven) Howarth's conflict with Camberwell Art College became national news with a story in The Times titled 'Students accuse art college of failing to teach them the basics'.
"I was told my paintings didn't count as work, because Camberwell was an 'ideas-based' college. I said my idea was to paint what I felt. I was told this didn't count as an idea."