Amazingly complex but also beautiful, Harry Price’s paintings capture the distortions and reflections caught when looking out at a scene through glass. We can see through these distortions to the scene beyond and do not lose the strange beauty of the reflections, which would be flattened in another medium, such as photography.
Harry’s paintings also explore reflections on water and capture its magical and dynamic reflective power. The paintings have an emphasis on light effects and surface translucency. The distortions and reflected images in glass and mirrors often create tensions with the flat surface of the paper itself and find expression in the natural sparkle and surface sheen of the watercolours.
Harry’s painting, as much as possible, tends to be done directly from the subject but the cityscapes have to be developed in the studio using many return visits, colour notations, photographs and sketches as a basis for information.
Harry Price’s work is a masterclass in painting, honed through many years of experience. Harry studied fine art at Hereford School of Art and The West of England College of Art. At Middlesex University he gained an MA in Design History. He has achieved a number of awards for his watercolour paintings including the prestigious Winsor & Newton/Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour award for the most outstanding group of paintings.
Harry has exhibited widely at various significant galleries and has written articles for several art industry publications. A selection of his artworks are currently held in international collections. Having taught extensively at Coventry University’s School of Art, Harry has now retired and been able to devote himself to painting full time.
Harry has previously exhibited at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum as part of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition. It was clear during this show that his work warranted further display. Horsham Museum is therefore delighted to be able to hold a solo show of work by an artist who is undoubtedly at the top of his game.
The exhibition Harry Price RI: Reflected opens on Saturday 24 March and runs through to 25 May 2018. Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, free admission. For more information see www.horshammuseum.org