Both of David Harry’s parents were artists. He grew up in a household with the sweet smell of turpentine, where the shelves were stocked with books about art and the walls were covered with paintings. His grandmother was the well-known painter Beulah S. Bowers. David Harry has had one man shows in Paris and New York City, as well as Hamburg, Potsdam and Freiberg in Germany. Various styles have marked his full artistic career, from early neo-expressionism to a project called Anti-Action painting. His current body of work consists of relatively large-scale abstract paintings. In his artistic statement, David states that “fine art is a form of expression that works as a visual metaphor for a shared experience. My latest work is about a process not unlike jazz composition, action initiated over a familiar structure. The paintings also respond to place. […] Each painting is allowed to feel its own way. There is a charge that builds with time that brings with it presence which is also a goal of my work.  Colour, light form, composition and energy are qualities that are important to me as an artist. The deep well of memory, and the light and perspectives that attend colour, give clarity to our own stories and the compositions lend form to emotion. It is important for the paintings to have layers as well; layers that contradict themselves visually, being both foreground and background. The work builds organically through a series of trials eventually coming together as a whole…”