Paul Howse

We would like to share our passion and admiration for artists, mechanics, pilots…So today, let’s talk about our friend Paul Howse, a gifted car designer and an eclectic petrolhead !

recently, Paul is producing beautiful watercolours and offering them on his website. you can even ask him for a bespoke piece of art !

Here is what we can read on Paul’s website :

In March 2009 I started my career at McLaren Automotive. Soon after joining, my exterior theme was chosen for P1. Rob Melville, now Design Director, helped mentor me and together with a team of incredible people we shaped the design language of McLaren Automotive. I’ve been the Lead Designer on several key products for the company, including the exterior of P1, P1 GTR, 720S exterior and the 570S interior. I was most recently Senior Design Manager for a forthcoming product. 

​I initially studied at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne under the legend of John Sweeney. This not only gave me my foundations in creative thinking and innovation, but also taught me resilience and helped develop my hard working attitude. I then completed an MA in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London. This allowed me to build on my innovative thinking but more importantly opened my eyes to so many different influences both in the wider College and on my internship in Tokyo for Toyota Advanced Design.

I am enjoying focusing back on the essence of how my story all started and that is with drawing cars for the shear fun of it!

“I’ve been drawing cars since I was 5 years old and that joy of drawing is still as strong today as it was then! I’m lucky enough to have made a career out of it, but now I’ve discovered that I can share this joy and my craft with others by creating bespoke works alongside them, it’s a really nice personal process and I’m loving it!”

Paul Howse

A Decade and more AT MCLAREN…

In March 2009 I started my career at McLaren Automotive. Soon after joining, my Exterior theme was chosen for the P1 and under Rob Melville, I led the exterior design of the group breaking car. It was such a unique opportunity to shape the Design DNA for effectively a start up company. The 12C had just been launched to a luke-warm reception design-wise and it was our task to fix this with the P1. This then set the mould and tone for what developed into the McLaren Design pillars of ‘Breathtaking products that tell the Visual Story of their Function’ and ‘Everything for a Reason’. The fluid, organic form language we developed, was very much inspired by marine life, Formula 1 cars and also the beautiful cars of the past.

​I’ve since been the Lead Designer on several key products for the company, including the P1, P1 GTR, 570S interior, 720S exterior. I was most recently Senior Design Manager for a forthcoming product. 


How can you resist ?

At Ravage we simply cannot resist to passion and talent…So we had to ask Paul, we wanted one of his watercolour so badly!


Are you INTERESTED ?

Do you want to have your pride and joy immortalised?

Would you like to give someone special a unique present they’ll treasure forever? Or simply have an all time favourite car that you’re completely besotted by? Then why not commission your very own bespoke original watercolour. I will work closely with you to create a truly bespoke, piece of art.

Sizes range from around 21cm x 15cm up to 48cm x 33cm but if you want to go bigger we can discuss anything!

If you are looking for a truly unique, hand crafted artwork, then please get in contact.