Rolf Harris's career has spanned over 50 years. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Rolf has been based in the UK since 1952.
Rolf Harris's love of art began as early as he can remember. In the mid 1950s Rolf's paintings were exhibited in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy for two consecutive years, and recently he received an honorary membership from the Royal Society of British Artists. Rolf has exhibited his work in the National Gallery.
Rolf has been awarded both the MBE and OBE and is a Member of the Order of Australia. He is Patron of PHAB (physically disabled and able-bodied clubs throughout the UK) and CHATA (Children in Hospital and Animal Therapy Association).
Rolf has written and illustrated books about music, painting, cartoon drawing and animation as well as novels and short stories. His books include True Animal Tales, Beastly Behaviour, Rolf Harris's Favourite Animal Stories and his autobiography Can You Tell What It Is Yet? He has enjoyed chart hits with singles including Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Sun Arise, Two Little Boys, and Stairway to Heaven.
Paintings by Rolf Harris are a joy to behold, full of life and energy, and increasingly sought-after.
Originally called “Sunset Malta Best Time to Fish” by the artist and changed by Portland Gallery to “Fishing at Sunset”. Painted in 2004. This was inspired by some photographs taken looking directly into the sun in Malta.
In the resulting painting Rolf particularly liked the use of opposite colours, red and deep translucent green. The green creates a great impression of looking down throughout the water, especially in the shadow of the various boats. The reflection of the brilliant sunlight bouncing off the waves works very well and the way the colour of these reflections moves from pearl white through to brilliant yellow contrasts so well with the red and pink colours on the surface of the waves.
The painting was released in a limited edition of 395 plus 40 artist’s proofs on paper and 125 plus 10 artist’s proofs on canvas in 2006.
This the Original. A great investment opportunity for the future.
36" x 28"
Rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful original painting by Rolf Harris.
Also included in the sale is a hard-backed copy of the brochure for Rolf's Autumn 2004 paintings, which has been personally signed by Rolf Harris himself.
24" x 30"