maria pestana art gallery online intends to provide a commercial launch of the art works of selected international artists. Our intention is to promote young artists and less well known artists who have been chosen for their technical skills, personality or creative imagination. Also among our compromises is to present the artist to international competitions and prizes.

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David Harker (United Kingdom)

David Harker (United Kingdom) shows in this Gallery of Portraits his emotional relation to the subject. As in his previous works there is a “personal connection with the subject”. Also as in his previous works the artist shows an honest view. He does not pretend to mask reality or embellish the subject. Clearly the aim of the artist is to focus into the detailed features of the subject rather than into the rest of the body. The viewer is forced to focus attentively into the depicted subject. The discrete palette enables to reproduce the emotional effects brought to the canvas by the artist. David Harker wishes to share with us his private and personal space.


David Harker (United Kingdom) has been granted with many awards. He has exhibited through Europe and USA.


"This series of portraits are of friends. They are made of oil on canvas and are represented in a way which attempts to capture something of the character of the sitter. There is, in making a portrait, a responsibility to the sitter. With this in mind I approach the task by concentrating on those aspects of the portrait which are objective, such as the composition, is the head turned or facing the viewer, for example, the arrangement of colour and the underdrawing so that the representation is a close likeness to the sitter. By concentrating on the formal qualities of the painting the poetic should follow and different readings of the image can be found". (2010, David Harker)


Other works:

david harker anita
david harker belinda
david harker blueportrait
david harker corinne
david harker janet

Anita (2009), Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24 cm.


Belinda (2009), Oil on Canvas, 50 x 50 cm.


Blue Portrait (2008), Oil on Canvas, 45 x 35 cm.


Corinne (2009), Oil on Canvas, 75 x 60 cm.


Janet (2009), Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 cm.


david harker cathy
david harker leil
david harker maria
david harker selfportrait
david harker
Kathy (2009), Oil on Canvas, 34 x 25 cm.
Leil (2008), Oil on Canvas, 55 x 55 cm.
Maria (2009), Oil on Canvas, 54 x 45cm.
Self Portrait (2008), Oil on Canvas, 27 x 27 cm.
Richard (2008), Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

Damian Ibarguren


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