Glow

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x152 cm
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Glow

Glow

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x152 cm
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Newborne

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm
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Newborne

Newborne

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm
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Higher Ground

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x122 cm
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Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x122 cm
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Twilight Meeting

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x122 cm
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Twilight Meeting

Twilight Meeting

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x122 cm
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Shimmer

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Shimmer

Shimmer

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Dinghy in the setting sun

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Dinghy in the setting sun

Dinghy in the setting sun

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Midday Mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
153x62 cm
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Midday Mooring

Midday Mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
153x62 cm
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Clear water

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x91 cm
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Clear water

Clear water

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x91 cm
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Midday mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
152x60 cm
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Midday mooring

Midday mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
152x60 cm
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The stones below

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
60x122 cm
The stones below

The stones below

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
60x122 cm

Shallow Mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
91x61 cm
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Shallow Mooring

Shallow Mooring

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
91x61 cm
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Shallows

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
100x70 cm
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Shallows

Shallows

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
100x70 cm
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Hire Boat

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x91 cm
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Hire Boat

Hire Boat

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x91 cm
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Tomatoes & Mandarins

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x60 cm
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Tomatoes & Mandarins

Tomatoes & Mandarins

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x60 cm
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Dinghy in the Early Morning

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
110x50 cm
Dinghy in the Early Morning

Dinghy in the Early Morning

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
110x50 cm

Sparkling Rowboat

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
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Sparkling Rowboat

Sparkling Rowboat

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
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Grassy Point (Cooktown)

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
60x76 cm
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Grassy Point (Cooktown)

Grassy Point (Cooktown)

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
60x76 cm
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Figurine 2

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x61 cm
Figurine 2

Figurine 2

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
61x61 cm

Minke

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
121x101 cm
Minke

Minke

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
121x101 cm

Orca in the Forrest

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
Orca in the Forrest

Orca in the Forrest

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm

Humpback Rising

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
102x50 cm
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Humpback Rising

Humpback Rising

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
102x50 cm
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Humpback

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
101x101 cm
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Humpback

Humpback

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
101x101 cm
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The Gentle Art of Geisha

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
50x40 cm
The Gentle Art of Geisha

The Gentle Art of Geisha

Steve Harris
Acrylic on Canvas
50x40 cm

Biography

Harris is a master of understated realism which evokes its own sense of ‘atmosphere’ and contemplative mood. His works have been described as meditations in light, a type of reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with an almost spiritual quality.

Steve Harris was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1953 and is self-taught as an artist. He moved with his wife Karen and two daughters to Australia in 1991 and now resides in Jervis Bay, New South Wales. “Harris has become well known for his impeccably painted still life compositions, his skilful use of light, shadow and space being a hallmark of his approach. He generally tends to depict objects which have an everyday function or perhaps have even been discarded, but the work is about much more than simple representation. Harris is a master of understated realism which in turn evokes its own sense of ‘atmosphere’ and contemplative mood. His works have been described as ‘meditations in light’; and this is very much the feeling one has when attending one of Harris’s exhibitions – a type of reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with a spiritual quality that one would not, perhaps anticipate.” ~ Nevill Drury Images 2, Australian Contemporary Painting.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1981  Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ

1982  Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ

1983  Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1984  Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ

1984  Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ

1985  Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1986  Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1987  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1988  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1989  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1990  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1991  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ

1992  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1993  Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1994  Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ

Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1995  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia

Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ

1996  Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ

Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1997  Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia

1998  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

1999  Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ

Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2000  Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ

Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

2001  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

2002  Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

2003  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

2004  Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ

Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ

2006  Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Retrospective, Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia

Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia

2007  Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1977  Benson & Hedges Award, Dunedin NZ

1978  Abernethy’s Gallery, Dunedin NZ

1979  Commonwealth Young Artists’ Exhibition, Royal Overseas League

Christchurch NZ and London UK Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ

1980  Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ

1983  Guest Artist, Ashburton Annual Exhibition, Ashburton NZ

1984  Montana Art Award, Auckland NZ

1985 Guest Artist, Timaru Annual Exhibition, Timaru NZ Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ

1988 Inaugural Australian Commercial Galleries Association Art Fair, Melbourne Australia 1993 A.C.T.A. Maritime Award, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney Australia

P&O Maritime Award, Sydney Australia

12 Contemporary NZ Artists, Hong Kong Royal Country Club, Hong Kong 1996 NZ Realists, Robert McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ

Guest Artist, Inverlochy Exhibition, Wellington NZ
Dual Horizons, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland NZ Still Life, Group Exhibition, Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ Super Art Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2006  Lexus Mortimore, Dubbo Australia

2007  Dickerson Gallery, land, sea & sky, Melbourne Australia

Farm Feral and female, Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW Australia

2011 Still Life exhibition Gallery One, Gold Coast 2014 Solo exhibition Gallery One, Gold Coast

COLLECTIONS INCLUDE

Deutche Bank, Sydney Australia, McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ, B-H.P. Collection, Melbourne Australia, Mclntosh Corporate Ltd. Sydney Australia, Baring Securities (Australia) Ltd, Sydney, Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy, Sydney, NZ Post, Wellington NZ, Sly and Weigall, Sydney, Huka Lodge Taupo NZ, D & D Tolhurst, Melbourne, Skellerup Corporation, Auckland NZ, Air New Zealand, Sydney, Air, New Zealand, Brisbane, Marubeni Australia Ltd, Melbourne, Sky Television, NZ, Merrill Lynch, Sydney, J.B. Were, Sydney, Australia, Deacons Graham & Jones, Sydney, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Australia Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W., Lowenstein, Sydney. Private Collections including: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Bahamas, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, China

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