We're welcoming a new artist at Sorelle! Meet painter, John Harris.
John Harris is a realist painter based in Connecticut. He attained his Bachelor of Arts from Western Connecticut State University, and later went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts with a focus on painting and printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania.
John isolates and exaggerates forms and colors found in nature. His large-scale paintings are most often of water flowing over rocks in rivers, or waves crashing on ocean shorelines. His work depicts not only the tones of natural objects beneath water, but also the reflection of light on the water's surface. He works primarily from photographs and memory to assemble his compositions, and each painting can take up to two months to complete. Harris uses layers of paint and glazes to create these smooth pieces, which are as filled with depth as they are with detail.
Of his work, Harris says, "I am most interested in exploring water’s physical properties - reflection, turbidity, rhythm, pattern, that make up its unique viewing experience. I address these issues by isolating a moment in time in various bodies of water: oceans and rivers. The result is a series of peaceful, hypnotic and turbulent paintings."
"I am so excited to carry John's work at Sorelle," says Sandy, Sorelle owner. "His work is unlike anything we have at the moment; I'm happy to bring work that's so detailed and serene to our collection for our clients."
John's work has been exhibited at galleries throughout Connecticut and New York City and more. To view his collection of artwork, visit his Artist page.