John Harrison was born in 1971 in Chatham but family relocated in 72 to Gravesend, moved to Canterbury in 92. Married in 1995 and first child was born in 1996. Second in 2004.
Studied at KIAD Canterbury 1996-1999 and achieved a degree in Fine art but specialized in sculpture. Worked with the stour valley arts project and created sculptures for a sculpture park in Belgium ' parc Naturel' Relocated to Westgate on sea in 2001. Became an art teacher for 9 years and has been Head of art in a Broadstairs school for 5 years now working on many projects linking pupils with industry and helping them create some very exciting works of art. I have now decided to concentrate on my own art. My work is all about the process.
I like to use what I can find that people and companies throw away. For me its all about the material, when I have an image in mind I immediately start to visualize the transition from 2D to 3D and explore the possibilities of bringing a flat surface to life creating 3d tonal drawings. All the work is hand made, using a scalpel, and saw sometimes. I love to create Portraits of anyone, they can be famous or a loved one. John Harrison will do commissions of anyone or any thing.