Lot 300 - Pat Harris - Stag at Rinn Roe Beach II
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and at The Higher Institute of Fine Art Antwerp. He was professor of painting at The Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp from 1986 till 2015. He now shares his time between his studio in Belgium and that of North Mayo. His work is primarily concerned with the vastness and transience of this wonderful landscape.
NCAD Dublin Painting & Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp
He has exhibited widely in Europe with solo shows at Taylor Galleries Dublin, De Zwarte Panter,
Antwerp and Gallery S65 Aalst, Belgium. His work has also been included in several major exhibitions of Irish art, including In the Time of Shaking at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. His work is represented in many collections including: The Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art. He is a member of Aosdána and of The Royal Hibernian Academy Ireland where he is Professor of Painting.
Taylor Galleries Dublin, Purdy Hicks Gallery London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These three small watercolours are of a Stag on Rinn Roe Beach North Mayo.
I have over the years drawn and painted this Stag many times. It sits defiant at the beach edge and drawing or painting it is a way of somehow situating myself in relation to this marvellous rock. These watercolour sketches are often used later in my studio, to jog my memory, while working on larger pieces of the same subject.
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