This very talented gentleman was born in England. He moved to Yukon, Canada and lived there from 1967 until 1993, at which time he relocated to our beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. He is an artist, retired teacher (he taught for 30 years!), illustrator and author. He was even made a Member of the Order of Canada AND the Order of British Columbia, for his outstanding contributions to Canadian culture.
He's one of my favourite artists and we have several prints of his in our house.
On Friday, my TOC (Teacher On Call, aka substitute teacher) had my class do some paintings in a Ted Harrison style. They are absolutely stunning!! I'm so happy with them. Have a look:
Aren't they gorgeous? I asked the kids about them, and they said that first they looked at Ted Harrison's art, then they used pencil to draw their buildings and backgrounds before painting them with tempera paints. Apparently "that other girl" (that's what they called the TOC -- too funny) took them home and drew on the horizontal black felt lines (it looks like the kids did their own windows and doors).
Thanks, Bev!! I LOVE them.