1950-1954 Hereford College of Art NDD
1956-1957 West of England College of Art ATD
1986 Middlesex Polytechnic MA
Since retiring from the School of Art at Coventry University I devote myself to full time painting.
As an art student in the 50's two different directions, one of academic training allied to craftsmanship and the other promoting abstract expressionism faced me. After practising both, the tension between them still finds echoes in my painting. The subject of my painting obviously comes from my own surroundings with an emphasis on light effects and surface sheen. The distortions and reflected images in glass and mirrors often create tensions with the flat surface of the paper itself and find expression in the natural sparkle and sheen of my watercolours.
Harry joined the Linda Blackstone Gallery in 1999, Broadway Modern Gallery in 2005 and Fine Art UK (Ledbury) in 2007.
2003 Elected member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
One man exhibition. Univision Gallery, Newcastle
Open Exhibition. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition. Westminster Gallery
Linda Blackstone Gallery - group exhibition and regular exhibitor
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours - Open Exhibitions
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
The Watercolours and Drawings Fair. Park Lane Hotel, London
Chichester Open Art Exhibition
Patchings Open Exhibition
The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Exhibition
The Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton
Broadway Modern Gallery, Broadway, Worcs
2009 RWS/Sunday Times Exhibition
2011 'Pure Gold' FBA 50th Anniversary
2011 Smith and Williamson/Sunday Times Exhubition
2003 Patchings Award (R.K.Burt Prize)
2004 Patchings Award
2005 The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Exhibition (Winsor and Newton Award)
2005 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (Frank Herring Prize)
2006 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (Winsor and Newton/RI Award for the
most outstanding group of paintings)
2009 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (The Debra Manifold Memorial Prize for
an outstanding watercolour)
February 2007 'International Artist' entitled 'Chasing an Idea'
April 2009 'The Artist' entitled 'Masterclass'