Harrington's love of nature shows up in his work, whether his inspiration
come from Shakespeare, a Y. B. Yeats poem, or his own bucolic backyard.
Perhaps because he grew up in a urban environment, Harrington's
subtle, joyous, light-filled canvases are more interpretative than
they are literal reproductions of what the eye can see. There are
fascinating stories behind all of his work, but rather than telling
them, he lets the painting stimulate the viewer's imagination.
artist was born in New York City in 1959, received a B.F.A. from
Pratt Institute in 1981 and has resided in Bucks County for the
past 17 years. he has worked extensively as an illustrator, including
the creation for BBC Books of a series of paintings for Wuthering
Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Room
With a View, Woman in Love, Dangerous
Liaisons, Man and Superman, Mansfield
Park and Silas Warner.
Portrait Society conferred an Award on Harrington in 2004, and Communications
Arts Magazine presented him with a Certificate of Merit in 2002.
His work appeared in "The figure in American Art" at the
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York City in 2004, and in 2003 he
was selected to present his work at Ettinger's Sixth Annual Summer
Salon. He has had solo exhibits at the Travis Gallery in New Hope,
Pennsylvania, the Cassique Club on Kiawah Island, South Carolina,
and has participated in group shows at the Wells Gallery in Charleston,
South Carolina, the Phillips Mill Juried Exhibition, the Art Institute
of Houston, Towson State University in Baltimore, the art Directors
Club in New York City, the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine,
Florida, and numerous other venues. more...
the truths of God's beauty found in our world is at the center of
my purpose in painting.