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David Mackay Harrison
David displayed artistic talent from a very early age and spent most of his spare time at school and at home drawing and sketching. Unaware of his ability, he studied agriculture at college and later went out in the field as a farm machinery representative. During this time he suffered injuries to his knee whilst demonstrating a tractor and was hospitalised for four months. It was here that David turned his attention once more to drawing. He then progressed to painting as he spent another twelve weeks off work recovering. When he resumed work, he treated his art as a hobby until 1968. Encouraged by sales and the interest in his work, he left the tractor firm and travelled for five years around Australia painting as he went.David Mackay Harrisons versatility can be seen throughout his work in all media. He is one of a select group in Australia who is as proficient in watercolours and pastel as he is in oils and acrylic. His forte lies in landscape and architectural works, although his figurative, wildlife and portraiture studies have drawn wide acclaim. (He was a finalist in the 1990 Moran Portrait Prize.) David has been classified as one of the most promising of Australias realist painters.David has now established his name in the field of sculpture, having trained under such noted artists as Frederick Cheapeaux and Frank Lambert, he comes well credentialed in this, his latest medium. His limited edition bronzes have earned much praise from his peers and are now well sought after pieces.Wherever possible David uses live models. He starts by moulding in clay with continual refinement to achieve the technical precision for which he is noted. From the clay original, he then utilises the ancient art of Lost Wax Casting to produce the finished article. His sculptures are often highly tactile causing you to reach out and touchApart from many private commissions, both in Australia and overseas, David has completed works for many companies in the corporate sector including: The Hornibrook Company, Portland Wool Brokers and the NSW Department of Agriculture.
'Female Torso'
Media:
Bronze Sculpture
Price:
$1980 AUD
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Stock no:
25476
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"Tahlia
Media:
Bronze Sculpture
Price:
$4950 AUD
Image Size:
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Stock no:
25423
"Crouching Cat"
Media:
Bronze Sculpture
Price:
$1760 AUD
Image Size:
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Stock no:
22123
"Sitting Cat"
Media:
Bronze Sculpture
Price:
$2200 AUD
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Stock no:
22122
"Sleeping Tom"
Media:
Bronze Sculpture
Price:
$2150 AUD
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Stock no:
21596