Claire Harkess RSW

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Ivory Gull and Polar Bear

European Cranes

Indian Parakeets

Roller

Waxwings Return

Goldfinch

Wild Portraits: Crane i

Goldfinch ii

Goldfinch i

Mute Swans

claire_harkess_indian_forest

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claire_harkess_grey_wolf

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Claire_harkess_forest_birdsong

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Claire_harkess_lynx

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claire_harkess_tiger

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claire_harkess_lion

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Claire_harkess_lioness

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Claire_harkess_rainbow_lorikeets

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Claire_harkess_plum_headed_parakeet

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Claire_harkess_leopard

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claire_harkess_eider_ducks

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Claire Harkess RSW

Claire Harkess was born in 1970 and graduated with a BA(Hons) from Glasgow School of Art in 1993.  She was elected as a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2005.

She says: "Painting in watercolour offers a unique directness. The essential qualities of light and energy ever present in the natural world are the very essence of the medium itself. In search of a simplicity and beauty through the painting of a line, shape, colour, the process is immediate and instinctive. Remaining true to both medium and subject, with every brush mark visible, I strive to allow the paint the freedom to speak for itself – thus creating a dialogue between myself, the viewer and the ever evolving work."

Claire Harkess has exhibited widely throughout the UK including Solo Exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Queens Gallery, Dundee. Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr and Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Public Collections

The Walter Scott Art Collection

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council

Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Dick Institute, East Ayrshire Council, Kilmarnock

Invited Artist

2014               David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2004               Dunkeld Cathedral Annual Exhibition

2004               Perthshire Art Association, Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Awards/ Competitions

2014                RSW Summer Show:The Walter Scott Purchase Prize

2013                RSW Summer Show: The Fotheringham Gallery Award

2013                RSW Council Award

2011               David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year overall runner up and

                       Category Winner of Wildlife in Action

2010               Riverside Gallery Award, RSW

2006               SAC, Perth and Kinross Artists' Award

2002               Windsor and Newton, RSW

2002               Exhibitor at Singer and Friedlander/ Sunday Times Competition

1996               Arches Winter Painting Competition (wildlife)

 

Study Visits

2010               India

2009               Kenya

2008               The Galapagos Islands

2007               St Kitts, Nevis

2006, 07         St Kilda

2006               Australian Outback

2005               Grenada, Tobago

2004               Antarctica + South Georgia

2003               Caribbean Islands: Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Cuba

2003               Mexico: migration of the Monarch Butterfly

2002               Letterewe Estate, Wester Ross: Commissioned paintings for book ‘A Highland Deer Herd and Its Habitat’ pbl Red Lion Press, London

2000               Australia: 3 months travelling the Eastern and Central regions

 

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