Irish Artist Gordon Harris was born in Cork and now lives in Galway. He is a self-taught artist whose first love is figurative painting using oil. Observers and fellow artists have noted that they can feel the emotion emanating from the portraits he paints. He looks beyond the persona to the character and can creatively portray the soul of the subject he paints.
Harris is a figurative artist with superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic.
He takes his inspiration from the light and composition of the old master paintings but uses the style to depict the issues concerning 21st century society. The surfaces of these oil paintings are often embellished... read more