Claire Harkess RSW

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Parliament of Owls: Long Eared ii

Parliament of Owls: Barn ii

Parliament of Owls: Barn iv

Parliament of Owls: Snowy

Duck Tails

Still Morning

claire_harkess_bullfinch

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claire_harkess_parliament_of_owls_southern_white_faced

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claire_harkess_ghost_owl

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claire_harkess_trio

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claire_harkess_lion

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claire_harkess_indian_forest

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Claire_harkess_forest_birdsong

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Claire_harkess_lynx

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Claire_harkess_lioness

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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.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018                A Wilder Place, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

2017               Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan

2016                High Arctic, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

2013               Indian Tigerlands, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2010            Queen's Gallery, Dundee

2009    'Worn Tracks, New Marks, Kenya' The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

2008  'Galapagos' The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2007     'St Kilda' Plockton Gallery @ The Manse

2005   ‘Antarctica' Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

97,04       Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr

2000       'Outback and Beyond' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

1998   Edinburgh Zoo

98,00,05 Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire

1997              University of York

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

2017                Wildlife Artist of the Year. David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

2017               “The Artist” Magazine Award, DSWF

2014               RSW Summer Show: The Walter Scott Purchase Prize

2013 RSW Summer Show: The Fotheringham Galelry Award

2011 Runner Up, Wildlife Artist of the Year DSWF

2011 Wildlife in Action, DSWF

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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