This piece was inspired by the idea of realistic looking horses walking up through an abstract impressionistic landscape. I was intrigued by the duality of these two styles living together in the same piece. One of my favorite artists, Oleg Stavrowsky, explored this stylistic duality in many of his pieces. I have been a long-time admirer of his brilliant work.

- Harper Henry

Up the Wash
HARPER HENRY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2018

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,975

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Artist
Harper Henry
Mesa, Arizona

Getting to Know Harper

Harper is inspired by her love for horses. She is based in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, just ten minutes from the Tonto National Forest where over 500 wild horses run free. Her impressionist yet contemporary interpretations of the majestic creatures, often against vibrant backgrounds, are deeply in touch with the spirit of the animals. The horses are painted with a clear understanding of classical realism as well. “As I explore the line between realism and abstraction, it is very common that I deliberately devastate a days worth of meticulous realistic painting with rogue brush strokes so that it will cause me to rebuild and reconstruct with abstraction,” she says. “I find sometimes, this is the only way to break myself away from the realism and look at the piece with fresh eyes.”