My Art Story
As a child I loved drawing and painting .My mother encouraged me to draw every day so I drew the things I was crazy about – horses and dogs. Later in my teens I went to art collage and graduated with First Class Honours in Art and Design from the Belfast College of Art. While a student I won several awards including Student of the Year and a large London commission. That same year I married and moved to Zambia with my husband where I lived and continued to paint for several years.
Returning home with a young family I got involved in my father’s veterinary and racehorse business and exercised racehorses for the next 25 years. Horses are a great passion for me so I really enjoyed that time in my life. Art took a back seat while I worked part time and raised my family. Then In 1988 I became a founder member of the Pastel Society of Ireland and took up my painting career again.
During this time I painted mostly to commission – landscapes, animals, and portraits, while continuing to experiment with collages, pastels, oils and mixed media pieces. Receiving Public commissions at home and abroad, plus winning several prestigious awards encouraged me to become a full time professional artist and I was represented by 6 galleries. My paintings have been shown in The Mall Galleries in London on several occasions.
I am always keen to experiment and learn new techniques.
During 2018-2020 I studied with abstract artist Nicholas Wilton in his ground breaking Creative Visionary Program. Along with my traditional landscapes and figurative work I love to work expressively and intuitively, allowing what is in my memory, imagination and heart to emerge in each unique painting.
In my abstract and semi abstract painting my intention is to produce a work which is multilayered and sometimes mysterious drawing the viewer deeper into the painting to experience not only something of my heart and soul but also what lies beyond for them.
View my latest work on Instagram www.instagram.com/coraharringtonartist
On Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/coraharrington/sets/
On my website for available and archived paintings. www.coraharrington.com
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ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT 2018 – 2020 CORA HARRINGTON