Newcastle based artist Shaw Harper will be holding his latest exhibition in the Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick from the 1-23rd November 2019. Working entirely in watercolour from his purpose-built studio in the foot of the Mourne Mountains, he is constantly trying to achieve a sense of atmosphere in his paintings primarily through the use of light and shade.
As Shaw explains, “Watercolour is a particularly difficult medium to work in. Unlike oil or acrylics, it’s unforgiving, and once you make a mistake, there is no way back. Still, it’s a wonderfully transparent medium, and the enjoyment for me is constantly learning to master it”.
“Painting is very easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”. Edgar Degas.
Date: Friday 1 November – Saturday 23 November
Time: During Centre opening hours
Venue: Down Arts Centre, 26 Irish St, Downpatrick BT30 6BP