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Phillip Harris

I have a BA in Graphic Arts which I obtained at the University of East London.

My work pays special attention to the unique and diverse nature of mimicry and how it marks us out as individuals.

I am drawn towards the intriguing story that lies behind a fleeting glance or beaming grin that can be instantly captured within a single static frame. Having a broad fascination for and the ability to draw an abundance of things from buildings to landscapes to animals, the subject of the human face is something that I found the most challenging. Marked with the frustration of not feeling confident to draw what was most fascinating to me, the human face, in particular the live quality of human expression; then my work came to focus solely on the study of human emotion.

In order to achieve a natural and unforced quality in my subjects, I take photos without the subject's knowledge. This method has produced a more honest portrait; and I find when completing the portraits more of the subject's personality begins to shine through.

My interest in iconic figures delves into the credibility of public expression and the extent to which the truth is conveyed within the public arena. I use Pencil or black acrylic paints to accomplish the desired affect for my portraits. Giving my subjects a play of shadow and light as well as accentuating human emotion.

 

 
Aso Oke Gold Earring from Mali Ethiopian Glass Jewel Jigida Admiration of Sudanese Beauty
Angelina Jolie
59cm x 84cm,
pencil
£290
Fury
59cm x 84cm,
pencil
£290
Audrey
42cm x 59cm,
pencil
£250
The Rat Pack + 1
59cm x 42cm,
pencil
Not For Sale
..."I Pick The Round"
72cm x 92cm x 3cm,
acrylic
£200
 
Amore Burmese Pain Difficult Times Ahead - Barack Obama Graftin here's Johny
Amor
84cm x 54cm,
Brown pencil
Not for sale
Burmese Pain
54cm x 84cm,
pencil
£250
Difficult Times Ahead -
Barack Obama
59cm x 84cm,
pencil
Not For Sale
Graftin'
54cm x 84cm,
pencil
£250
"Here's Johnny!"
54cm x 84cm,
acrylic
£150
 
John Milton John and Yoko Lee Jun-Fan Marley Oh if you must
John Milton
84cm x 54cm,
acrylic
£150
John and Yoko
84cm x 54cm,
acrylic
Not For Sale
Lee Jun-Fan
42cm x 54cm,
acrylic
£100
Marley
42cm x 54cm,
acrylic
£100
Oh if you must
84cm x 54cm,
pencil
£
 
Self Made Simply Amy
Self Made
42cm x 54cm,
pencil
£200
Simply Amy
54cm x 84cm,
pencil
£250