Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Monday and Tuesday : CLOSED

Wednesday: 10-5

Thursday: 10-5

Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 10-5

Sunday: 11-5

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Artist - Garry Harper

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Garry Harper is a Scottish artist who trained at Glasgow School of Art. He currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.  Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art, he worked in the TV industry as a designer before becoming a painter full time. He is exhibited widely throughout Scotland and the UK and has work in private collections in the UK, USA, France & The Netherlands.

Garry’s main source of inspiration is the human figure. “People and their lives fascinate me, especially lives that were lived years ago. The figures are inspired from various sources – I love memories, glimpses of the past. Images that capture imagination and make you wonder as to who or where… The spark could come from a sitter modelling for me or drawings from sketchbooks or found photographs. I try to instil in my work more than just an image – an attempt to play on the viewer’s imagination and give them the first steps of a story.”
For some, it’s a landscape painting that takes hold of their imagination and gives them lasting pleasure hung in their home. For Garry, a human connection takes him even further. “
We sometimes see ourselves through the figure on the canvas and get lost in their story. We conjure up a connection from our own experiences and are transported to that place – to escape for as long as we want.”

Available Work

New Beginnings - £1800 - 74cm by 94cm - Sold

Lost in Portobello - £2200 - 98cm by 98cm - Sold

Dive In - £1600 - 74cm by 74cm

Adrift in a Memory - £1600 - 74cm by 74cm

Escaping Myself - £1600 - 74cm by 74cm

Sands of Morar - £1800 - 97cm by 70cm

Feel Small Sometimes - £500 - 33cm by 32cm

 

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