Russel Howarth was born in Oldham in 1927 and has lived in the same house since 1937. He has exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and has had numerous one man exhibitions. Russell paints in oils, using muted earth tones, that perfectly depict the beautiful scenes around Saddleworth. His paintings record the changing environment of the moors over the last 60 years. Russell can recognise exactly the area in which each picture was painted.