Category: NICHOLAS HARPER UPDATES

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast week love was in the air. Valentines was upon us and for better or worse, most of our attentions drifted to notions of that most beguiling of emotions, love. For many, this holiday smells of greeting card kitsch while…

UPDATE: ARTIST TALK AT GALLERY 360

Nicholas Harper Artist Talk

Reading Time: 1 minuteI can’t begin to thank everyone who made it over to Gallery 360 earlier today enough! I had a blast sharing my newest work with you and chatting about the inspirations and processes behind it! If you haven’t made it…

FILM: FAIRLY SPOOKY

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Reading Time: 2 minutesI had a fairly strange experience at the state fair yesterday afternoon. I dropped off a number of paintings to sell at the Cream of the Crop Artist Gallery in the West End Market. This was at exactly 3pm. Keep…

FAIR ENOUGH

Oil painting by Nicholas Harper titled Sophie depicting a woman with big hair holding an owl that has been blindfolded

Reading Time: 6 minutesI was about 20 years old the first time I entered a painting into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. It didn’t get accepted. Fair enough (pun), the painting sucked. In fact, the oil paint might have still been…

EXHIBIT: PROLOGUE NO.1

poster for prologue solo exhibit featuring Nicholas Harper

Reading Time: 1 minutePROLOGUE No. 1 Featuring Nicholas Harper Runs thru Sept 2nd, 2017 A prologue is a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work. In the context of my paintings, this exhibit represents the start of something, although of what…

ART FEATURE: PRELUDE #3

graphite drawing of a woman with a halo by Nicholas Harper entitled prelude

Reading Time: 1 minuteTitle: Prelude no. 3 Process/medium: Watercolor stained archival paper, doodled upon with graphite, tickled by the flame of a vintage red candle and submerged in near boiling temperature wax.

ART FEATURE: PRELUDE #2

Prelude # 2 by Nicholas Harper

Reading Time: 1 minuteTitle: Prelude no. 2 Process/medium: Watercolor stained archival paper, doodled upon with graphite, tickled by the flame of a vintage red candle and submerged in near boiling temperature wax.

ESSENTIAL OPEN STUDIO TOUR TIPS

NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

Reading Time: 5 minutesHoly hell, it’s that time of year again, time for the annual NE Open Studio Tour! What is it exactly? It’s the largest open studio tour in America! Now in its 22nd year, it takes place in Northeast Minneapolis which…