The impressionistic paintings of Harry Foy are inspired by his childhood. Holidays were spent in the west of Ireland where he saw the richness of the Irish landscape. His late father, an Irish landscape painter would sketch and photograph subjects later to be developed into oil paintings. From these beginnings Harry was taught to see the nature around him and to appreciate a loose and impressionistic style of painting.
Continuously Harry finds himself searching for something deeper in his art. Why is that scene breathtaking? How can I make it more so? By allowing intuition and colour to guide he always hopes to arrive at a pleasing composition and design. “Having a focus, meaning and story are crucially important and without these we don’t know when we have arrived,” he said.
In July 2018 Harry set off on a 9-month trip to Australia and New Zealand returning home via Penang, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Greek Islands, Rome and Paris. During this time, he painted over 100 paintings and on returning home selected 33 for a solo exhibition in late 2019. Details are in the blog here.
2019 October, Solo Exhibition, Hazelwood Studio, Lisbane, Comber, County Down
2018 April, Art of Caring, Belfast.
2018 February, Parallax Art Fair London.
2017 August, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast, Australia.
2017 October. Big Art awards, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast, Australia.
2016 July, Bangor Library, Northern Ireland.
2016 April Newtownards Town Hall, Northern Ireland.
2016 October. Kilmood Art Club - Castle Espie, Comber.
2015 April. Newtownards Town Hall.
2015 October. Kilmood Art Club - Castle Espie, Comber.
2015 June. Holywood Library, Northern Ireland.
2014 October. Kilmood Art Club - Castle Espie, Comber.
April 2017 – First Prize: Mal Hodges Creative Award, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast, Big Art Awards.
April 2017 – Second Prize, Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast, Big Art Awards. Landscape Section.
October 2016 - First prize - Millennium Pallet - Castle Espie Gallery, Comber.