Pink Harrison in Veneto
PINK, Renowned European Artist
Pink Harrison’s formative years were spent training at ballet school, and there followed a period acting and modelling which took her to Rome. It was here that she learnt to paint from her late husband, artist Michael Harrison (1948 – 1983).
A period of restless worldwide travel followed, with sketchbook in hand. Japan was especially influential artistically and, whilst there, her unique hanko was carved, now a familiar part of her signature.
Painting in watercolours is a challenge kept fresh by constantly experimenting with different hand-made papers, pigments, and other materials, often sourced from her travels. Inspiration is drawn from diverse sources such as a matchbox, a lobster or a ladybird, as well as landscape scenes from her travels. The extraordinary light in the south of France and the Mediterranean, which so lends itself to being painted in watercolour is a constant lure.
Now based in the UK, Pink’s studio sits beside the stream that runs through her garden and past her home, a converted silk mill, outside the beautiful village of Broadway in the Cotswolds where visitors are welcome by appointment.
Pink regularly undertakes commissions, and is happy to discuss any ideas or requirements you may have, and overseas shipment can be arranged.
She has exhibited her paintings in Italy, France, Scotland, the Cotswolds and in London, including shows at the Royal Watercolour Society and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.
If you live in England, Italy or the south of France and would like a painting of your property, please contact Pink for a quote. Or maybe you would like a painting of the villa where you spent a memorable holiday?
Special prices for L’e Marquis clients and all purchases contribute to your BEARMILES account.
All of these Victorian and Edwardian pieces have been individually sourced and chosen by me with great care, and the artwork inside is my response to each piece of jewellery. The tiny watercolours are a completely different challenge to my paintings, but each one is a joy to transform, and seems to have its own individual character.
Some of the designs contain my hanko, which is now recognised as part of my signature.
Some of these lockets may show some small signs of their extraordinarily long history, but each one is carefully selected for its condition and, I would like to think, will be handed on to the next generation too. In some cases it is possible to add a date, name, or initials to a chosen piece or to personalise it for you.
The lockets are very versatile, and can be worn casually on a thread of leather (which I can send with the locket), or more formally on a gold chain.