Craig Harper

Alma

The subject of this painting is my partner Alma. She is an avid reader and loves colourful patterns. I painted her in the library at her family home in Lübeck, Germany. The strong horizontal and vertical elements of the bookcase and decor provide an interesting framework to hold the figure. As if arranging a stage set, I painted the background first and then introduced the figure.

 SPA Exhibition 2018 62 x 50 cm Acrylic/paper/on board Not for sale

SPA Exhibition 2018 62 x 50 cm Acrylic/paper/on board Not for sale

 Craig Harper with Alma at the SPAs

Craig Harper with Alma at the SPAs

I was born in Aberdeen and studied at Gray’s School of Art, the Royal Drawing School in London and Cambridge School of Art.

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