Ms. Harris' work is seen in many corporate acquisitions and personal collections bother her and abroad. Her paintings have also been included in various juried and invitational exhibits across the nation. Also as a working artist, she has been commissioned to produce paintings and graphics for numerous organizations and has been involved in an administration capability with many arts organizations and agencies.
Artist's Statement Born in Appalachia I have always felt connected to the land. And have loved being in the mountains, sitting on the rocks and feeling the presence of the beauty there - the air, the water. It tends to give a comforting aspect of my life where I find joy and serenity. With pencil & paper in hand, I will sketch a site that draws me to it. After choosing one of the drawings, I proceed to draw the image on canvas. Then playing with the forms I will embellish them, contracting or changing the initial rendering. Color is used to convey the intensity of the feeling I first experience at the location. It is that initial feeling that I want to convey in the painting. Color and shape change as the painting takes on a life of it's own, still relating to the pencil rendering but now an intensity of it's own. For me it is a magical intimacy, a spiritual consciousness - one with nature - that is my message in the work.
Landscape became my entity
I feel very much supported as an artist in Lexington