Harry Seymour – “Paintings and Poetry in Harmony”
Playhouse Art Space

Harry Seymour – “Paintings and Poetry in Harmony”

July 3 - August 10, 2024
Art Space is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 pm, by chance, or by appointment

Harry Seymour – “Paintings and Poetry in Harmony”

Opening Reception will be Wednesday, July 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm

Artist's Statement and Biography

Much of my work is driven by a conversation I’m having with myself in trying to understand the turmoil we all face in our country and the world.  My art is not to convince others about anything, but to deepen my understanding of why “isms” are such a powerful force contributing to hatred, injustice and inequality.   I amplify this conversation by creating paingings that are enhanced by the power of poetry that capture the universality of the human condition.

Harry Seymour has been a Martha’s Vineyard artist for over 20 years, showing his work at several Island galleries, such as the Dragonfly, L’Elegance Art Gallery, A Gallery and Carol Craven Gallery. He is particularly proud to be among fellow artists in the esteemed Permanent Art Collection in the
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Seymour
 
draws inspiration not only from the Island’s beauty but also from its richly diverse multicultural community.  This diversity is reflected in his commitment to address social justice subject issues with techniques defined by discovery and innovation as he strives to achieve a synergy among the materials, method and content.  He is noted for the uniqueness of his methods where scratchboard art combines with pastels on clayboard, which provide the precision of a scratching tool with the rich colors of pastels His methodology is uniquely his.