Despite origins in a small Hampsire village and working with his family as a labourer every summer, Harry showed talent as an artist. Attending an art school for a brief period before moving to Bristol to study fashion and textile design, he eventually returned to his first love of painting.
Moving to Somerset, Harry explored the idea of recreating childhood characters and breathing new life into them through mixed media and techniques with a new angle.
Drawing from folksy, artisan, low art rather than urban, intellectual, high art, his work connects directly with the public, often circumventing the vagaries of the art world. Having collaborated with Bristols screen printing gurus, Screen One, who have also worked with Banksey and Nick Walker, Harry has introduced screens within his own mixed media originals. While Harry’s current Happy Year series has been compared to the work of Beatrix Potter much of his work retains an edge.
Hard to define in strict categories,his work is light in some cases but also deep and slightly unnerving in others, he lets his characters do the talking. Harrys work is shown throughout Britain and recently debuted in New York.
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