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Iain Harkess

Iain Harkess

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Iain has painted or drawn for as long as he can remember. Although keen on art at school the academic and career won out and he has spent most of his adult life working in public health. Despite a hectic role in the NHS Iain still found some time to paint and sold regularly in Lincolnshire and Scotland. He held his first solo exhibition some 20 years ago in Boston, Lincolnshire.

He left the NHS in 2008 to concentrate on his 'second career' as an artist. His chosen medium is watercolour and works from drawings, photos and water colour sketches done on site. He has had a well received solo exhibition in Lincolnshire in 2012 and has been concentrating on landscapes and flowers, developing a direct style that tries to capture their variety of shapes, colours and fleeting shadows.inspiration comes from the landscapes he experiences in his travels as well as those more familiar in his own homeland. Whether it is the awe and wonder of the Grand Canyon or the windblown nature of the Scottish coast his focus is on capturing something of the emotional response to them, communicating and sharing this with the viewer.

Iain is a largely self-taught artist and has attended and been inspired by a number of short courses as well as by simply viewing the work of other artists.There are so many really good watercolourists around that challenge me to try and develop. However, I can't help but come back to the works of Trevor Chamberlain, Seago, John Yardley and Heaton Cooper as some sort of watercolour yardstick.

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Framed Watercolour: Arran from the Claonaig Ferry

Framed Watercolour: Arran from the Claonaig Ferry

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Autumn at Lamlash Harbour

Framed Watercolour: Autumn at Lamlash Harbour

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Autumn Evening at Lamlash Bay, Arran

Framed Watercolour: Autumn Evening at Lamlash Bay, Arran

Original: Watercolour

Painting

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Framed Watercolour: Blackwaterfoot Harbour, Arran

Framed Watercolour: Blackwaterfoot Harbour, Arran

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Evening at Aberlady Bay (East Lothian)

Framed Watercolour: Evening at Aberlady Bay (East Lothian)

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Evening Sun on the Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Framed Watercolour: Evening Sun on the Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Glenashdale Falls

Framed Watercolour: Glenashdale Falls

Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Lochranza Shadows

Framed Watercolour: Lochranza Shadows

Original: Watercolour

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Framed Watercolour: Radiant Rhoddie

Framed Watercolour: Radiant Rhoddie

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Repairing the Boat, Arran

Framed Watercolour: Repairing the Boat, Arran

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Ring of Brodger, Orkney

Framed Watercolour: Ring of Brodger, Orkney

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Framed Watercolour: Sunlight on Marwick head, Orkney

Framed Watercolour: Sunlight on Marwick head, Orkney

Original: Watercolour

Painting

£395

Limited Edition Print: Corrie Coastline

Limited Edition Print: Corrie Coastline

Limited Edition Print

Print

£95

Limited Edition Print: Glen Sannox

Limited Edition Print: Glen Sannox

Limited Edition Print

Print

£95

Limited Edition Print: Holy Isle form Whiting Bay

Limited Edition Print: Holy Isle form Whiting Bay

Limited Edition Print

Print

£95

Limited Edition Print: Lochranza in Autumn

Limited Edition Print: Lochranza in Autumn

Limited Edition Print

Print

£95

Limited Edition Print: Pirates Cove

Limited Edition Print: Pirates Cove

Limited Edition Print

Print

£95

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