Lucie Harris

Lucie Harris is inspired by the expressionist spirit of Northern Europe particularly painters like Emil Nolde, Vincent Van Gogh, Chaim Soutine and Egon Schiele. The directness of these artist’s work, their enjoyment of the substance of paint and their visceral response to their subjects is inspirational. Harris is inspired by the energy of American artists including Willem De Kooning and Alice Neel. De Kooning’s energetic, gestural brush strokes and Neel’s direct, distinctive approach to portraiture is influential. Personally, enjoying the immediacy and intensity of painting people and having a time limit to capture their humanity and vulnerability.

Harris’s work is concerned with light and how it is captured, there is an immediacy and directness to her work which is concerned with how light is depicted on a 2 dimensional surface.

Harris has taken part in both group and solo shows and has exhibited her work in Venice, London, New York, Southampton and Newcastle upon Tyne. She recently participated in The Sky Arts Landscape Artist programme (2017) as a wild card artist.  

1995-1997 MA Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

1993 New York Studio School

1990-1994 BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCL, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Modern Icons, Made in Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2010 Modern Icons, Oxford Art weeks, Oxford

2005 The Tanners, Newcastle

2004 The Live Theatre, Quayside Newcastle

2000 Architects Kofe Bar. University of Newcastle

1999 Headington School (Residency)

1998 Cafe Paradiso. Pilgrim St, Newcastle

1997 University of Newcastle

1997 The Black Swan Arts Centre Newcastle

 Group Exhibitions

2017 Participated in Sky Arts Landscape Competition as a Wildcard

2017 Participated in Anima Mundi Art Festival in Venice (13th July-2nd September)

2016 Participated in Portraits Exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery London (February)

2004 Participated in the Big Art Challenge for Channel 4

1998 Newcastle Arts Centre "profusion" group exhibition

1997 Sunday Lunch VANE (Visual Arts North East, Newcastle Arts Centre)

1997 The Tannery, London Bridge (MA Show)

1997 Waygood Gallery. Newcastle

1995 Beatrice Royal Art Gallery. Southampton

1994 Cuts Too Salon. Upper Street, Islington

1994 Slade School of Fine Art. London

1993 New York Studio School. Eight West Eight Street