Bio

T.S. Harris’ paintings speak to the central issues of human existence- desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, and the many dimensions of our connections with others.
Inspired by snapshots and film stills from the mid- century, the paintings are colorful yet bittersweet, depicting fleeting moments captured almost a lifetime ago. Suspended in time, Harris’ stylish and elegant cropped figures put on scarlet lipstick, dream by the pool or sit in contemplation. With the context of their actions removed, the women and figures become mysterious; they are alluring not only for their figures, but for the secrets that they hold.

Exhibitions

  • 2016 Sunshine Noir, Skidmore Contemporary Art
  • 2016 Recent Works, Quidley and Co.
  • 2015 Lost Holiday, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
  • 2015 Lost Holiday, Skidmore Contemporary Art
  • 2014 Face of Love, Skidmore Contemporary Art
  • 2012 Still Water, Skidmore Contemporary Art
  • 2016 Dive In, Eisenhauer Gallery
  • 2016 In Good Company, Quidley and Co.
  • 2018 Diving Boards and Floating Girls, Skidmore Contemporary
  • 2018 Spring Fling, Sullivan Goss
  • 2018 Wet, Quidley and Co.
  • 2017 Brushstrokes, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
  • 2017 California Cool, Laguna Art Museum
  • 2017 Splash, Eisenhauer Gallery
  • 2018 Golden Glamour, Skidmore Contemporary Art

Links

Lady at the Lake, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Lady at the Lake, 2015, (oil on canvas)

AHO3321721: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Girl by the Pool, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Girl by the Pool, 2012, (oil on canvas)

AHO3321724: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Peaceful Swimmer, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Peaceful Swimmer, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO3321781: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beautiful Day, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Beautiful Day, 2015, (oil on canvas)

AHO3321884: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Day, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Beach Day, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHO3327127: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Diving Girl, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Diving Girl, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHO3327128: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Lipstick, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Beach Lipstick, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHO3327131: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Emerald Pool, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Emerald Pool, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO3327132: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Diver, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Diver, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551566: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Beach Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551567: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Pals, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Beach Pals, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551568: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Diving Board Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Diving Board Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551569: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Diving Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Diving Girl, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551570: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Floating, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Floating, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551571: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Pretty Swimmer, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Pretty Swimmer, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551573: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Poolside Swimmer, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Poolside Swimmer, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551574: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Taking the Plunge, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Taking the Plunge, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551575: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Wicker Beach Chair, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Wicker Beach Chair, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3551576: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Seafoam, 2016, (oil on canvas);
Seafoam, 2016, (oil on canvas);

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Sunday Afternoon, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Sunday Afternoon, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587647: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Girl by the Pool, 2012, (oil on canvas)
Girl by the Pool, 2012, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587648: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

At the Beach, 2014, (oil on canvas)
At the Beach, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587649: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach in Winter, 2011, (oil on canvas)
Beach in Winter, 2011, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587650: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

A Place in the Sun, 2016, (oil on canvas)
A Place in the Sun, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587651: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Close Up, 2011, (oil on canvas)
Close Up, 2011, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587652: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Sea Breeze, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Sea Breeze, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587653: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Summer Joy, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Summer Joy, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587654: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Goddess,2016, (oil on canvas)
Beach Goddess,2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO3587655: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Polka Dot Swimsuit, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Polka Dot Swimsuit, 2014, (oil on canvas)

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Woman in a Boat, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Woman in a Boat, 2015, (oil on canvas)

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Evening, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Evening, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964261: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Mountain Top, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Mountain Top, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964262: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Golden Glamour, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Golden Glamour, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964263: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Surfer, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Surfer, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964264: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Day, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Beach Day, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964265: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Clear Blue Sky, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Clear Blue Sky, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964266: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Holiday, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Holiday, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964267: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Summer Girl, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Summer Girl, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964268: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Summer Swim, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Summer Swim, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964269: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

After Sunset, 2018, (oil on canvas)
After Sunset, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO3964270: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Ukulele, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Beach Ukulele, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428768: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Incognito, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Incognito, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428769: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Colorful Kayaks, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Colorful Kayaks, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428770: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Peaceful Swimmer, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Peaceful Swimmer, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428771: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Summer Delight, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Summer Delight, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428772: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Wish You Were Here, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Wish You Were Here, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428773: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Peaceful Afternoon, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Peaceful Afternoon, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428774: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Love, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Love, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428775: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Sunlight, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Sunlight, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428776: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Surfer, 2018, (oil on canvas)
Surfer, 2018, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428777: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Beach Lipstick, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Beach Lipstick, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHO4428778: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Water Whispers, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Water Whispers, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO5848279: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Reflection, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Reflection, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO5889282: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Flying, 2018 (oil on canvas)
Flying, 2018 (oil on canvas)

AHO5910523: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

The Swimming Pool, 2016, (oil on canvas)
The Swimming Pool, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHO5913365: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Day on the Water, 2019, (oil on canvas)
Day on the Water, 2019, (oil on canvas)

AHO5913367: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images

Lifeboat, 2017, (oil on canvas)
Lifeboat, 2017, (oil on canvas)

AHO5937851: © T.S. Harris / Bridgeman Images


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