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Ends 23rd August  ·  Terms

Stephen Howard Harrison

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2013

Artworks for sale: 168

(14)

United Kingdom

About Stephen Howard Harrison

 
 
  • Biography
    Artist - Painter - Living in Scotland

    I attended Edinburgh College of Art (1977 to 1981) where I obtained a BA in Drawing And Painting and also a Certificate in Post Graduate Studies in Drawing and Painting. 

    I paint with artist's oil paint on canvas and sometimes on prepared board. I am interested in combining post impressionism with expressionism. I find ideas for paintings just by going about my everyday life and keeping on the lookout for good views or scenes that I feel would make a good painting. I never find it difficult to find subject matter. However, I spend a lot of attention on choosing views I want to paint. This process is helped by getting to know a place very well over a period of time. I like to work on compositions that I feel capture the essence of the place so that I can express what I want to say about it.

    The great thing about having original paintings in the home is that you get to live with them, to see them in different light, or in different moods. To find oneself looking at them by chance, or deliberately. It is very different than seeing them on line or in a gallery or a publication or reproduction. 

    I like to make paintings that reach out into the space of the room in which they are placed.

    It is the sense of positivity that I get from painting that inspires me to continue. Painting makes me feel good, especially when it goes well. I hope that is communicated in my work.

    I feel that being a painter is very like being in a relationship - but with painting itself. The relationship has a life of its own. I like to follow where it leads me. Ideas for paintings lead on to further ideas and so on. 

    I find it very rewarding to know that many of my paintings are in private collections all over the world. I very much appreciate it when someone feels strongly enough about my painting to make a purchase.



  • Links
  • Education

    1977 - 1981

    Edinburgh College Of Art

  • Awards

    1979

    Stowells trophy

    In 1979 I was 'Highly Commended' in the Stowells Painting Competition when my painting created at Edinburgh College Of Art in 1979 was included in the exhibition of Student work from around the UK. I received a medal from Sir Hugh Casson at the Royal Academy in London.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2018

    Dates: June 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

    Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    Pleased to have a painting "The Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Winter' included in this years Open Exhibition : Saturday 23 June - Wednesday 25 July 2018.

    Event: Stephen Howard Harrison - Recent Paintings

    Dates: Dec. 16, 2016 - Dec. 21, 2016

    Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

    I will be having a solo exhibition in the excellent Dundas Street Gallery, edinburgh in the run up to Xmas this year. New work (oil paintings on canvas) will be available along with framed prints.

    Event: Festival Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 10, 2016

    Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

    I will be exhibiting my paintings during the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in 2016. The exhibition will be open from 5th to 10th August inclusive.

    Event: From Edinburgh To Fife - Paintings by Stephen Howard Harrison

    Dates: Feb. 20, 2015 - Feb. 24, 2015

    Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

    This will be an exhibition of many of my paintings completed since 2013. It is in a very good gallery in the heart of Edinburgh's Art Gallery district.

    Event: East Neuk Open Studios

    Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014

    Venue: Stephen Howard Harrison's studio, Cellardyke - KY10 3HU

    East Neuk Open Studios is a twice-yearly Art Trail taking in over 35 artist and designer studios throughout this beautiful corner of Fife.

    I will be opening my studio to the public as part of this and many of my painting and prints will be on view and for sale.

    October 11-12th and 18 -19th, 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Event: Open Exhibition 2013

    Dates: Nov. 23, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014

    Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    An open exhibition for artists predominantly working in Scotland at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy galleries on Princes Street, Edinburgh. My painting called 'Edinburgh Skaters' is included. The exhibition is free and runs from 23 November 2013 - 26 January 2014.

Links


Education

1977 - 1981

Edinburgh College Of Art


Awards

1979

Stowells trophy

In 1979 I was 'Highly Commended' in the Stowells Painting Competition when my painting created at Edinburgh College Of Art in 1979 was included in the exhibition of Student work from around the UK. I received a medal from Sir Hugh Casson at the Royal Academy in London.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2018

Dates: June 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Pleased to have a painting "The Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Winter' included in this years Open Exhibition : Saturday 23 June - Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Event: Stephen Howard Harrison - Recent Paintings

Dates: Dec. 16, 2016 - Dec. 21, 2016

Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

I will be having a solo exhibition in the excellent Dundas Street Gallery, edinburgh in the run up to Xmas this year. New work (oil paintings on canvas) will be available along with framed prints.

Event: Festival Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 10, 2016

Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

I will be exhibiting my paintings during the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in 2016. The exhibition will be open from 5th to 10th August inclusive.

Event: From Edinburgh To Fife - Paintings by Stephen Howard Harrison

Dates: Feb. 20, 2015 - Feb. 24, 2015

Venue: Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

This will be an exhibition of many of my paintings completed since 2013. It is in a very good gallery in the heart of Edinburgh's Art Gallery district.

Event: East Neuk Open Studios

Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014

Venue: Stephen Howard Harrison's studio, Cellardyke - KY10 3HU

East Neuk Open Studios is a twice-yearly Art Trail taking in over 35 artist and designer studios throughout this beautiful corner of Fife.

I will be opening my studio to the public as part of this and many of my painting and prints will be on view and for sale.

October 11-12th and 18 -19th, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Event: Open Exhibition 2013

Dates: Nov. 23, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014

Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

An open exhibition for artists predominantly working in Scotland at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy galleries on Princes Street, Edinburgh. My painting called 'Edinburgh Skaters' is included. The exhibition is free and runs from 23 November 2013 - 26 January 2014.


 

Biography

Artist - Painter - Living in Scotland

I attended Edinburgh College of Art (1977 to 1981) where I obtained a BA in Drawing And Painting and also a Certificate in Post Graduate Studies in Drawing and Painting. 

I paint with artist's oil paint on canvas and sometimes on prepared board. I am interested in combining post impressionism with expressionism. I find ideas for paintings just by going about my everyday life and keeping on the lookout for good views or scenes that I feel would make a good painting. I never find it difficult to find subject matter. However, I spend a lot of attention on choosing views I want to paint. This process is helped by getting to know a place very well over a period of time. I like to work on compositions that I feel capture the essence of the place so that I can express what I want to say about it.

The great thing about having original paintings in the home is that you get to live with them, to see them in different light, or in different moods. To find oneself looking at them by chance, or deliberately. It is very different than seeing them on line or in a gallery or a publication or reproduction. 

I like to make paintings that reach out into the space of the room in which they are placed.

It is the sense of positivity that I get from painting that inspires me to continue. Painting makes me feel good, especially when it goes well. I hope that is communicated in my work.

I feel that being a painter is very like being in a relationship - but with painting itself. The relationship has a life of its own. I like to follow where it leads me. Ideas for paintings lead on to further ideas and so on. 

I find it very rewarding to know that many of my paintings are in private collections all over the world. I very much appreciate it when someone feels strongly enough about my painting to make a purchase.



 
 
 
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