Yearly self-portrait with easel. 2017. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29×39 cm.
Le toit du monde. 2017. J.Harms. 41x61cm. Acrylic on paper.
At the end of last year and beginning of this one, I had the great opportunity to work in a prestigious place. The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. The hotel has been undergoing complete renovation and it was quite a thrill to be part of this massive project. I was part of Christophe Martin’s team of decorative painters and our job was to paint the suites designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Needless to say the most extraordinary and most expensive suites of the hotel. During breaks, I would sometimes take advantage of the scaffolding just to climb up to the top of the palace. The view there was breathtaking. While painting it, and remembering the view, I couldn’t help but think about Raoul Dufy’s great views of Paris.
Senlis Art Fair has been known under other names in the past. It was traditionaly held at the “Eglise Saint Pierre” in the quaint city of Senlis (Oise Region), before moving to the “Prieuré Saint maurice” a couple meters away, while The “Eglise” was being renovated.
This year the Art fair is moving back to its original spot. I will be exhibiting there in 2 weeks along with 99 other regional, national and international artists.
Back to the “Grand salon” !
Below a selection of some of the paintings that I will be exhibiting.
On a more personal note, a time consuming but awesome artistic job kept me away from my easel these past couple months, it also provided me with new ideas for future paintings which I hope I’ll be posting soon.
So far, the wanderer has entered the 6th Continent, walked by the towering peaks of Mount Calm, to the Stellar Bridge, where the walls of a mountain are carved to serve as shelters for the travellers. He has continued on his way until he crossed another bridge over the Great Cloud Dam. Days and nights passed before he reached the spectacular Light Catchers and the Ring House that serves as a power station. Using the Glass Tunnels over several miles he finally encountered the first camps overlooking the Great Narrow Mountain Pass. For days, the wanderer followed the paths down the mountainous land, when reaching the Window in the mountain, he knew he was near the Milky Lake reflecting the grey clouds and morning rise above its water. Keeping the lake on his left, he finally saw the Color Compass, and chose to rest before resuming his journey towards the South.
Julie Harms, 2016.
La borne chromatique. The 6th Continent. 10/365. J.Harms. 10x25cm. Acrylic on paper.
The wanderer reaches a color compass. White indicates the North. The sun doesn’t always shine in the 6th Continent, unfortunately.
One, two, three, four cyclists. 2016. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.
I came across a picture the other day, in one of my old memory cards. Four cyclists leaving Kilmartin, a Highland stop on a tour I took 2 years ago. It was at the time of the Referundum in Scotland, which explains the ‘yes’panel on the lamp post. The bright color jackets caught my eye and the process in which they departed. One after the other.