I live in Falmouth within walking distance of the influential John Howard Print Studios where I turn my sketches and photographs into finished prints. I’m interested in exploring edges in the landscape and the juxtaposition of static and moving forms.
Printmaking encourages endless exploration and experimentation. I create detailed etchings and monoprints that express my interest in the tension and fragility I observe where water, land and rock coincide, be this in a mountain stream, off the Cornish coast or beneath Arctic cliffs.
The Seacliff series are etchings based upon sketches and photographs of the Norwegian coast and Arctic taken over a 12-day coastal voyage in 2014 and the rock etchings resulted from a visit to the Alps in 2015.
Most of my coastal line drawings are made in situ from the boat whilst at sea. I sketch whilst we are sailing so that progress through the water and the changing horizon is captured within the drawings.
In contrast, my hand pulled screen-prints are bold, joyful experiments in colour combinations based upon algae, ferns, seeds and lichen that abound in Cornwall. All my work is a pared-back exploration of unfamiliar perspectives, scale, pattern and abstraction found in nature.
I’m an associate at the Penwith Gallery St Ives. Several times a year I exhibit work with other printmakers in St Ives and Falmouth under the title Prints from the Studio and my work can be seen in local galleries such as The John Howard Studio Penryn and a selection of my framed and unframed work can be seen in The Guild gallery space within Falmouth Poly. (24 Church Street Falmouth. Open daily except Mondays).
Please send all enquires to Lesley Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org
My work can be found at the Poly Guild Shop and their online store, please do take a look at their amazing collection of work from artists and makers in the local area.