Living in Central Florida for most of her life, Harris, has a fondness for the natural beauty of the tropics. Harris looks for beauty everywhere as her inspiration for her work. She comes from a long line of Artist. Her mother, now retired (Sharon Rae Hyder) was an accomplished professional artist and art instructor at the Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art. "I have been a student of my mother all my life", said Harris, "Much of my training occurred on our many projects together". "The rest came naturally from practice and osmosis". She grew up with paint tubes and canvas always available. "Art was just always part of my childhood landscape" she further related.
Her "Animal Eye" series of Acrylics paintings have been her most noteworthy work to date. To watch her get lost in every strand of fur is truly a treat. Her love of love animals and nature and attention to detail is where she finds her joy in her own "copies of creation".
Harris is also an accomplished portrait artist, she often does commission work.
"My goal is to inspire and captivate," said Harris, "Not only myself but the viewers as well, and by doing so enrich our lives. When accomplished, it is something I treasure forever."
Harris' work is now on exhibition online at Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art and BroadcastGallery.com
Harris has been a sought after art teacher since 2011, First at Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art of which she is a co-owner and now under her own name at her home art studio, and online, and over Zoom.
Email her for more information or to discuss a commissioned work or to schedule an art lesson in person or over zoom.