Un verre de rhubarbe. 2020

Un verre de rhubarbe. 2020. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

A broken stalk of rhubarb,

A glass of water,

Quaint tableware,

And voilà !

Table fleurie. Les fleurs Joyeuses. 2020

Table fleurie. Les fleurs joyeuses *. 2020. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 40x50cm.

A bouquet of happy brain chemicals for you and you and you….

* « Les fleurs joyeuses » (Joyful flowers) is a subtitle I give all the bouquets I paint.

Jardin privé. 2020

Jardin privé. 2020. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

These are unusual times.

The weather is warming,

the sun is shining,

birds are singing,

but we are all confined indoors

to prevent a virus from circulating.

In French, « Jardin privé » which literally means « Private garden » , can also mean « deprived of garden » in a more poetic sense : « de jardin privé… »

Scots behind the window. Windows of Rye. 2019

Scots behind the window. Windows of Rye. 2019. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

We are a week away from a vote that will undoubtedly change the United Kingdom. Whether or not it decides to stay in the E.U.

In the serie “Windows of Rye ” I used the decorated windows of that small town in Sussex to illustrate my reflections on Brexit. I didn’t visit Rye with that particular idea in mind. The windows spoke for themselves…rather loudly too.

The Brexit mermaid. Windows of Rye. 2019

The Brexit mermaid. 2019. J.Harms.

The Brexit mermaid. Windows of Rye. 2019. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 62×48 cm.

The Windows of Rye paintings are a reflection on Brexit. The term « reflection » is to be taken both literally and figuratively. Brexit was to happen in March of this year, but has been moved back to the end of this month. Will it happen or not ? I think nobody has a clue.

In Greek mythology, any creature that is part female, part something else, is not a good omen. Such creatures will most of the time lead you to your death. If you look at them straight in the eye you will turn to stone, if you give the wrong answer to their question, they will devour you, if you listen to their song you may end up mad and drown  yourself. I wonder what this one will end up doing to Europe and the UK.

Le Grand Salon 2019.

 

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Hi !

I will be showing my most recent  paintings at the Grand Salon d’Art Abordable ( the French version of the affordable Art Fair) in Paris again this month.

It’s the only exhibition I will be doing this year.

If some of you are in the area at the end of this month, and wish to come, please direct message me and I will email you an invitation.

Check out  Here  for further information.

 

 

 

The Gate . 2019

The gate. 2019. J.Harms.

The Gate . 2019. J.Harms. Acrylic on canvas. 22x27cm.

Taking a small break from my « Windows of Rye Serie ».

There are two parts to Rye, the one built within the fortifications, the more historical side, with its church, castle and cemetery, and the one built outside of the fortifications, the more contemporary side, with its supermarket and train station.

The ultimate purpose of a door, I believe, is to warn of a coming change. Those that decide to walk through the door, are somehow informed that their perspective is going to change.

If one crosses a door and then turns around, their grasp of a place, might totally differ from what they previously thought they knew. They might find themselves in an other reality.

 

 

 

 

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