Vivid Components of Landscapes and Abstractions from Artist Harry Whitver
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photo of Harry in his studio by Eden Frangipane Shepherd
After graduating from Peabody College, Harry Whitver honed his illustration skills as a combat artist in Vietnam. Once his tour was completed, he embarked on a 35-year commercial art career providing technical, airbrush, and expository illustrations and design for companies such as Smithsonian Air & Space magazine, ForbesLife, LA Times, National Geographic, and others. Throughout his life, Whitver has also experimented with oil on canvas to make room for his own artistic voice. In the past three years, his painting has drawn him into an entirely new direction, inspiring him to spring into a new phase of his long career. Whitver explains:
“In late 2013, I completed a small abstract landscape I named “Southern Wild”. At first, I really didn’t know what to make of it. Executed in oil paint and worked with black line, it had a distinct graphic signature unlike anything I had seen before. I have always admired Ken Dallison’s unique line and watercolor style, as well as Paul Klee’s line and color sense, but this painting was different. I applied the technique to landscapes and pure abstractions, as well as deconstructed versions of both, and found it was a perfect style for my sensibilities.”Harry Whitver
To view more of Harry Whitver’s work, please visit www.whitver.com.
Harry Whitver’s work can be viewed online at whitver.com. abrasiveMedia is located at 438 Houston St, Ste 257 in Nashville. In addition, through the Tennessee Art League (tennesseeart.org), Whitver is currently showing at the Hutton Hotel, at 1808 West End Avenue. Collectors may contact Audra Almond-Harvey at email@example.com for more information on advance purchases and private showings.