Harry was born in the Seychelles in 1965 of Creole and American parentage. The freedom and sense of adventure island life offered to him as a child was idyllic and wonderful. However, this was brought to an abrupt end when his family was forced to flee the island and the Coup d’etat in 1977. Harry finally moved to England in 1980 with his parents and sister, and embraced his new land and culture. He has since happily settled in Cheshire with his wife Catherine and two little boys.
Harry considers himself a self-taught artist despite attending College of Art. Following an ultimatum by his college lecturers to conform to the institutions style and methods of painting or leave, he made the brave move to go it alone. Harry went on to carve out a highly successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer with his company Tom Dick and Harry, working with world renowned brands including Dr Martens, Coca Cola and BAE Systems.
From an early age Harry was captivated by the beauty and drama of the great British landscape and it’s ever changing skies, which are in sharp contrast to that of the Seychelles. This inspiration at such an early age was and continues to be ever present in his expansive, lyrical, majestic landscapes, which are a joy to behold.
Harry’s work is regularly exhibited at the Mall Gallery in London through the NEAC, ROI and the RBA annual exhibitions. With his total commitment and passion for his art, and the creation of such beautiful pieces it is no surprise that his original paintings now hang in private and corporate collections around the world.