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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 5:37 PM
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Philip J Harvey
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I'm a self taught figurative artist , mostly inspired by nature, literature, history and the environment. I strive to bring as much as possible a life like quality to my natural subjects, capturing as much of their beauty and character as I can. I'm currently enjoying using charcoal and pastels, and I've recently started my first serious attempts at painting. :)……
As 2015 draws to a close I thought I'd pick my favourite artistic attempts of the year, one from each month. It was an experimental year for me with lots of playing with new mediums, chalk pastels, watercolours and acrylic painting featuring prominently. I'm probably well overdue a return to graphite soon as my last graphite pencil drawing was a year ago! but its good to try new things and I've especially enjoyed painting with acrylics.
It does seem to me that deviant art is changing and not for the better, the premium price increase is extreme and I'm not sure its worth continuing with, also views and comments on my work have plummeted. Maybe people don't like my new art direction or maybe other sites are grabbing peoples interest now? Many other deviants have mentioned the same thing so at least I'm in good company. 

On a positive note I plucked up courage recently and approached some good quality galleries in my area with a view to selling some of my work there, it was quite intimidating as some of the work on show was very good. I was gladly surprised on the positive feedback I received, the timing was poor just before Christmas as both were fully stocked and not taking on any new work , but one offered me a spot in their shop selling prints in the new year, and also there was talk of a solo exhibition in 2016 with them. Its a foot in the door anyway, though I'm under no illusions that I will make much money out of this endeavour. Its a very pleasant daydream the thought of making a living from selling artwork though I must say..

My year in review personal favourites by PhilipHarvey

I would like to wish all watchers and fellow deviants a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year! ;)
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Crazy crows and magpies outside
  • Reading: The Magician (W. Somerset Maugham)
  • Watching: Halt and Catch Fire
  • Playing: World of Tanks now and then
  • Eating: ...
  • Drinking: Tea


Feb 8, 2016
5:32 am
Feb 6, 2016
2:20 am
Feb 4, 2016
1:09 pm
Feb 2, 2016
7:26 pm
Jan 28, 2016
8:38 am


Whales in Captivity stamp by Seolhe Ravens. by Monster-Boar


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DrunkenPotatoePirate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A pleasure my dear!
DrunkenPotatoePirate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your raven drawings. I have always had a love for crows and ravens because of my namesake (Raven), and to see work like yours is awesome.
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Rayven! :)
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Andy813 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama! just gave you one too :) & Happy 2016!
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! have a great 2016 yourself! :}
LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Thanks for the Llama! 
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A pleasure!
Flight-Level Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama; it is greatly appreciated! :D

God Bless
PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. :)
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