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Robert Harris

Robert Harris

Biography

Preferred Medium: 
oil
acrylic
Preferred Style: 
Figurative Realism
Describe the extent of your talent as an artist: 
painting since 1982 in oil and acrylic. I avoided influences in Art College - didn't want to end up an Abstract Expressionist on their bandwagon
Describe your early memories of your emerging talent as an artist?: 
a lot of drawing when young
Formal Training: 
Institute Higher Certificate in Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art Valuation
Informal Training: 
ongoing!
Other influences: 
Pre-Raphaelite art, Impressionism, Symbolism, Romanticism
Admired Artists: 
William Bowyer
William Holman-Hunt
Role of figurative art: 
Great for myself as I don't want to be an Abstract Expressionist, and also an antidote to the daubs and daubers that most of the galleries favour! and especially all the daubers and scribblers in the Royal Academy!
Favorite Gallery: 
Ashmolean
Other Interests: 
metal detecting, photography
A one line summation of your relationship to art: 
A channel for my creativity

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