"The Glory of God Is Man Fully Alive." St Irenaeus
"When I first started painting, colours in the landscape suddenly became vibrant to me and my world became alive. Since that time my paintings have come to be a point of discovery of the meeting place between the world around me, the presence of a creator God in my world and the interior world of emotion."– Jacqui Harris
Cornish painter Jacqui Harris is known for her textural paintings where layers of painting, printmaking and collage weave together in a lively visual vocabulary. She finds surfaces where layers of history are partially revealed, inspirational, and in her combinations and layering of mixed media a sense of history is brought to the work.
Jacqui makes a daily walk, observing, collecting and drawing the tiny details of nature. She finds that this is essential to the process of developing her mixed media work.
Jacqui studied with Falmouth College of Art, followed by a BA (Hons) Fine Art completed in 2003 with Plymouth University.
More latterly Jacqui has taken a Foundational programme with Insider Art in Art Therapy, resulting in a new and playful approach to her art making.
Events and Exhibitions
2018: Two person, The Castle Gallery, Bude, ‘Ways of Seeing:’ Riverbank Gallery, Newlyn: 2017: Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Members and Associate Members Winter show. Endelienta, St Endellion. Runner up prize at mixed group show. Open Studios Cornwall (at home): Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Associate Members small paintings exhibition. 2016: Christmas Open, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford: Penwith Members and Associate Members Winter Show, Penwith Gallery, St Ives: Riverbank Gallery, Newlyn: Open Studios Cornwall (at my home): Solo-Looking Beyond, The Castle Gallery, Bude: Swanskin Printmakers at The Castle Gallery, Bude: BAAM (Bude Arts and Music)-Children's printmaking workshop, Bude: 2015:Two person, Mount Kelly, Tavistock: Assisting a series of printmaking workshops with Double Elephant at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter: 2014: Solo-Snippets of my life, The Castle Gallery, Bude: Art for Youth, Royal College of Art, London: Swanskin Printmakers at The Castle Gallery, Bude: 2013: Printmakers Open, St Ives Society of Artists: 2009: Future Impressions, (printmakers) The Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. 2008: Lasting Impressions, (printmakers) Kelly College, Tavistock: Mount Edgecombe, Plymouth, with Drawn to the Valley group: 2006: Art Mill Christmas show, Art Mill, Plymouth: Cube 3, Plymouth University, Plymouth, with Drawn to The Valley group: Saltram House, Plymouth, with Drawn to The Valley group: 2005: Lander Gallery, Lemon St, Truro, with Cornwall Tutors: 2004: First Impressions, (printmakers) Kelly College, Tavistock: 2005 – 2015 Drawn To The Valley Open Studios at various venues: 2005 – 2009 Artist in Residence at St. Michael's School, Tawstock, Barnstaple.
Jacqui Harris is represented by The Riverbank Gallery, Newlyn, and The Castle Gallery, Bude.