1950-1954 Hereford College of Art NDD
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. My paintings are in private collections both in this country and abroad.
2003 Elected member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
EXHIBITIONSRI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
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
RWS/Sunday Times Exhibition
'Pure Gold' FBA 50th Anniversary
Smith and Williamson/Sunday Times Exhibition
The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
AWARDS2003 Patchings Award (R.K.Burt Prize)
2004 Patchings Award
2005 The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Exhibition (Windsor 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)
2018 The Megan Fitzoliver Award - the work inspires a connection with the natural world
PUBLICATIONS'International Artist' entitled 'Chasing an Idea'
'The Artist' entitled 'Masterclass'
'Practique des Arts' entitled 'Jeux de Mirroirs'