Popular Inkberrow artist prepares for his annual exhibition

Artist John Harris

One of John Harris' paintings

First published in Local

ARTIST John Harris is preparing a new collection of watercolours for his 29th Annual Inkberrow Exhibition.

A busy professional artist, supplying several local galleries and some overseas, Mr Harris recently appeared in the Advertiser for the stained glass window he designed for St Peters Church, Inkberrow.

His work takes him on regular trips to the Middle East and to Kenya and South Africa but mainly he can be found meandering the Worcestershire and Warwickshire byways, looking for fresh views on familiar landscapes.

Finding inspiration in the transitory aspects of the weather and changing light, Mr Harris sketches outdoors but returns to his studio to create his big atmospheric watercolours.

Modern technology has enabled many of the artist’s ex-pupils worldwide to contact him in recent years, interested to see the work he now does and often with fond memories of their days in his art department at Arrow Vale High School in Redditch, and at a Malawi High School where he spent much of his teaching career.

The show, which will also includes village views, gives local people a chance to see his work in the bright, warm comfort of the Sports Pavilion in Sands Rd, Inkberrow WR7 4HJ.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, November 24 to Friday, November 30 from 10am-5pm, with later opening on the Tuesday and Thursday until 8pm.

There is free admission and free parking. For more details, see harris-watercolours.co.uk.

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