"I call my current work Modern Retro and am inspired by colour, abstract and geometric abstraction and the Retro Art of the 60's/70's. Nature is very important to me and the study of Taoism, Zen, and Mindfulness is part of my work."
"Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose."
Born in London and living in Cyprus, Derek Harris studied Painting at the Sir John Cass Art School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts both London. At the Central School, Harris studied Architectural Decoration covering painting, mosaics, ceramics and stained glass. After art school, Derek Harris maintained a professional Studio Workshop for 10 years, followed by an individual career as an artist, designer and photographer. Moving to Cyprus, he resumed painting full-time with gallery exhibitions in Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos and Larnaca at the Larnaca Biennale. Harris is currently working with figurative landscapes, still life botanics and exploring abstract, geometry and retro artworks.
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