Claire Harkess RSW

Scalpsie Bay, Isle of Bute

Bullfinch Song

Curlew, Loch Leven

Great Tit, After Winter

Fox Tail i

Fox Tail ii

Sacred Cow

Sacred Cow ii

A Parliament of Owls: Barn ii

A Parliament of Owls: Barn iv

A Parliament of Owls: Snowy

A Parliament of Owls: Long Eared ii

Duck Tails

Claire Harkess RSW

1970 Born Ayr, Scotland
1988-93 BA (hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
2005 Elected member RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
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 99,01,05 Antarctica’ Strathearn Gallery, Crieff 97,04 Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr 2003 Green Gallery, Aberfoyle 2000 ‘Outback and Beyond’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 1998 Edinburgh Zoo 98,00,05 Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire 1997 University of York 1997 Crosskeys, Perth

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 The Scottish Gallery at Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath 2011 Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright 2011 Perthshire Open Studios 2009 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly 2007- Wade Gallery, Elie 1997- RSW, Royal Scottish Academy 2000- VAS, Royal Scottish Academy 96-98 SAAC, Royal Scottish Academy 2005 Castle Gallery, Bute 2004 Thomas Henry, Fine Art, Nantucket, USA 2004 Galerie Dauphin, Singapore 2003 Green Gallery, Munich 2002 Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London 1996- Frames Gallery, Perth 1998- Queen’s Gallery, Dundee 1998- Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan 1996 New Faces, Perth Museum and Art Gallery 1995 Aberdeen Hospital 1993 Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art 1992 ‘Contain’, Sydney Australia 1991 The Old Museum, Belfast

Art Fairs
1998- Art in the Square, Glasgow Affordable Art Fair, London Affordable Art Fair, New York Works on Paper, London

Public Collections
Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council Royal Scottish Geographical Society Invited Artist 2004 Dunkeld Cathedral Annual Exhibition 2004 Perthshire Art Association, Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Awards
Competitions 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) Residencies 1998 The Royal Zoological Society, Edinburgh Teaching 99- Dollar Summer School 1998 Summer School, Edinburgh College of Art

Television
2002 Landward, BBC: Art and Nature
1998 The Zoo, BBC: Documenting the artist in residence programme

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