Bio & Artist Statement Eric Harrison
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
-Henry D. Thoreau
Eric Harrison-born 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. In 1995 he married Kim Marie, and together they have two sons, Noah and Ethan. The Harrison’s reside in the hill country west of Blanco, Texas.
Currently painting in a language resonant with other Texas artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, Robert Wood, Porfirio Salinas, Dawson Dawson-Watson, and Robert Harrison; with an affinity toward the work of California painter William Wendt. Paul Cezanne and many of the post impressionists.
Exhibitions and collections of his work include:
The United States Embassy in Togo, Africa
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The Buckhorn Museum San Antonio
Best of the Best Art Show Salado, Texas
Texas Landscape Show The Nave Museum, Victoria Texas
The Harrisons, “A Family of Texas Painters” Charles Morin Fine Art San Antonio
Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show San Antonio Texas
Many Farm and Ranch collections.
Many private collections around the world.
Eric is one of four in his family to paint professionally. Eric's great grandmother Myrtle (deceased 1968), his Father Robert (Born 1949) and his 16 year old son Noah are all great Texas Artists.
"My art is the result of my thoughts and feelings about the place where I live. Freedom, Imagination and encounter with nature are the source from which these visions are realized. Ultimately these paintings stand as evidence of a life being lived, and above all are meant to be seen, so as you look at the paintings allow you eye to wander and your mind to wonder" -Eric Harrison