From Peru to Scotland, from the sea to the woods, and from local folklore to the depths of my imagination, my artwork is a testament to the beauty and richness of the world we inhabit. As an artist with a wide range of skills across multiple mediums, I use bold and vibrant colours and gestures to my artwork, creating surreal and whimsical creations.
Born in Peru and later pursuing my studies at St Andrews University in 2004 and Goldsmiths in 2009, I have a unique background that has given me a deep appreciation for words and connection. I firmly believe in the power of visual art to bridge cultures and languages, and it has led me to travel and connect with various places.
Currently living in Scotland, I work as both an artist and an art teacher. Operating in my own art studio by the sea, I find myself constantly drawn to the natural elements that serve as the foundation for my artwork; the wildness and allure of the sea, the woods, and the warmth of my community. Intriguing creatures from Scottish folklore, as well as those from my own imagination, often find their way into my artwork. This adds depth and intrigue, creating a sense of mystery and wonder in each piece. I seek to evoke a sense of enchantment and capture the viewer's imagination by combining vibrant colours, natural elements, and sometimes fantastical creatures.
One notable chapter in my artistic journey was the five years I spent on St Helena Island in the South Atlantic. It was there that I hosted my first solo exhibition, showcasing the power of art to connect people and serve as a universal language.
Common themes found in my artwork are the celebration of colour, nature, and the human spirit. Through my artistic creations, I aim to evoke the same feelings of wonder and awe that I have experienced first hand. I believe that art has the ability to transcend barriers and communicate emotions that words alone cannot express. It is my hope that my artwork serves as a testament to the beauty and richness of the world we inhabit, inspiring others to see the world through a new lens and embrace the wonder that surrounds us.
Isha Harris will be showcasing her upcoming work at the Harbour Master's House in Dysart, Kirkcaldy from March to June 2024.
To stay updated on her creative journey, you can follow her on @ishaharris_art on instagram.
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