Pink Harrison’s formative years were spent training at ballet school, and there followed a period acting and modelling which took her to Rome. It was here that she learnt to paint from her late husband, the artist Michael Harrison (1948-1983).
A period of restless worldwide travel followed, with sketchbook in hand. Japan was especially influential artistically and whilst there her unique hanko was carved, now a familiar part of her signature.
Painting in watercolours is a challenge kept fresh by constantly experimenting with different handmade papers, pigments and other materials, often sourced from her travels. Inspiration is drawn from subjects as diverse as a matchbox, a lobster or a ladybird, as well as landscape scenes from her travels. The extraordinary light of the Mediterranean which so lends itself to being painted in watercolour is a constant lure.
Now based in the UK, Pink’s studio is beside her home, a converted silk mill, outside the beautiful village of Broadway in the Cotswolds where visitors are welcome by appointment.
Pink regularly undertakes commissions for both paintings and her Lockets, and is happy to discuss any ideas or requirements you may have. Overseas shipment can be arranged.
She has exhibited her paintings in Italy, France, Scotland, the Cotswolds and in London, including shows at The Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.
If you would like any further information regarding any aspect of Pink’s work, she can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org