Attention aux cactus. 2018

Attention aux cactus. 2018. J.Harms. 81×100 cm. Acrylic on canvas.

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by an artist whom I exhibited with last year. She is currently organizing a show in a Parisian gallery and has kindly asked me to participate. The theme for the show is “tropical dream” . Having never been to the Islands, And having absolutely no paintings resembling the theme, I decided to roam the Jardin d’Auteuil in Paris. Those of you that watch the tennis will know that Roland Garros’ courts are right across the street from those extraordinary greenhouses. The main one, resembling a little crystal palace, was closed for maintenance. It held the palm trees which I intended to paint at first. Walking around the gardens to the other smaller greenhouses, I came across the one housing the cacti. Beware of the cacti.

Road to knowledge. 2018

Road to knowledge. 2018. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 48×63 cm. (Private collection.)

On the first floor of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit Wisconsin’s college, there is a big window …

November or Lili in the garden 2017

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November or Lili in the Garden. 2017. J.Harms. 29x39cm Acrylic on paper.

This is a view from my studio/bedroom. It’s late afternoon, the light is poor, but the flamboyant color of the dogwood is quite eye-catching, it brings a vibrant touch to this murky November day. Lili, my cousin’s daughter, is not afraid of the gloomy weather, she’s out and about doing what children like doing.

Christine au blockhaus 2017

Christine au blockhaus. 2017. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 50x40cm

That day in February, I walked along the large sandy beach of the Cap-Ferret, where WWII bunkers sit in the sand, awkwardly.  The Atlantic Wall is falling over, and the gluttonous sea is slowly eating it up. To me these bunkers are an other metaphor of time. I found them impressive on sight, almost dignified and at the same time weak. the coats of bold tags and graffitis making them almost welcoming. Oh the irony…

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Cloud over Skye 2015

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Cloud over Skye. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper.

I was lucky enough to visit Skye during a very sunny 2 day journey. Anyone who crosses the  Skye bridge, knows they are entering a very mystical land. On an artistic level, rural landscapes have not been my favorite things to paint. The lines I see so easily in urban landscapes are more difficult to decipher in rural landscapes. I suppose the more I’ll practice this terrible artistic flaw of mine, the better I’ll get. Hopefully.

Luss 2015

Luss. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper. - Copie

Luss. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper. (Private collection.)

When touring Scotland last year, our driver dropped us off at Luss. A picturesque little village on the shores of Loch Lomond. The Pier was by far what inspired me the most about that place. There was no time to go on a boat tour unfortunately.

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