After receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University, Daryl lived and taught art at an overseas
school in Tokyo in the 1970’s. There she was introduced to a private collection of 18th and 19th century Ukiyo-e woodcuts. Feeling an immediate connection to the works of art and wanting to learn more about the woodblock print making process, Daryl embarked on an apprenticeship with master printmaker Hodaka Yoshida. By the time she left Japan, Howard had become proficent in the medium.