Capturing Beauty, Light and Our Places in Nature in Watercolor
Harper is a self-taught watercolorist. He was born in Rutland, Vermont and grew up in the small, nearby town of Wallingford. As a child growing up with art-loving parents and green mountains, he began drawing people by 4 years old. He spent many hours drawing and took art classes throughout high school and college. He balanced his love of drawing with playing the violin and singing in choruses.
Harper did not, however, pursue a degree in art. Coming from a service oriented family, he earned a BA in Human Development and Social Relations (Earlham College, 02) and a Masters in Social Work (Boston College GSSW, 09). He has spent the past 12 years singing with a semi-pro chorus in Boston. He does development work for the Ocean River Institute, striving to restore and protect our oceans and rivers.
In 2010, taking a break from chorus, Harper decided to return to his passion of making art. Both of his grandmothers were watercolor painters, so he decided to take a watercolor class at the local school for adult education. He has been painting watercolors ever since, inspired by his great love of nature, humanity and creativity. He hopes that his paintings provide an inviting scene for people to enter into and reflect on their relationship to nature.
Cambridge Art Association, Associate Artist Member http://www.cambridgeart.org/
Audubon Artists, Associate Artist Member http://audubonartists.org/
Flora & Fauna, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery in Cambridge, MA - July 8 to September 4, 2016
Mary Shein Salon, Cambridge Art Association, TBA - Opening Reception on September 9, 2016