Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ros Harvey

“Burning the Whin I”  © Ros Harvey

Name: Ros Harvey
Bio: Ros Harvey is a Member of the Royal Ulster Academy and The Pastel Society of Ireland. Ros Harvey is self-taught and began her artistic career in 1967 in Dublin. There she garnered from books and colleagues the art of clay and became one of the leading potters of original ash-glazed stoneware in the country. This ended in 1981 with a back operation. A friend persuaded her to put her expertise in colour and form on paper, so again she embarked on self-learning. Several years of struggling to find “atmosphere” in watercolours and oils made her look further. A chance leftover from a visitor led her to pastels.
Her childhood in County Donegal enabled Ros to encapsulate the ruggedness of the Inishowen landscape in her paintings. She has brought the primary elements of earth, air, fire and water into her compositions, from drifting smoke, to reflections in wet sand, breaking waves and stormy skies.  
The establishment of Ballagh Studios, in the most northerly region of Ireland, has helped her to produce a coherent body of work in painting and print-making. Four old farmhouse buildings were restored to create a gallery/ showroom, framing shop, print workshop and a painting studio for her partner, Tim Stampton. The studio Ros uses was newly built from an old stone two-seater privy in the woods behind the house!
Ros Harvey is a Member of the Royal Ulster Academy and The Pastel Society of IrelandShe has shown her work in the Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast; the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; and The Royal Society of Marine Artists, London.  She has had 8 solo shows, numerous 2-person and open juried shows, with many awards, including the Guest's Choice Prize in the John Laing Open Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London, the Derek Hill Prize in the Glebe Gallery, Donegal, the Pastel Society's Selector's Prize and the Kennedy Gallery Prize, Dublin.  She has also shown her work in Italy,  Germany, France, The Netherlands, the UK and USA.
Medium: Pastel. Sculpture
Subjects: Landscape.
Style: Representational.  
Navigation: A simple website. The menu is always accessible on top of page, except when viewing enlarged image.
Gallery: Seascapes; Rider from the Sea; Burning the whins; Sculpture; Doors (Glashedy); The Noon Balloon.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge on new page. There is little information on dimenson. The image may be saved.
Blog/Demo: No, but on the Pastel Society of Ireland’s website Ros explains how she achieves the fiery effects in Burning the Whin. 

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