Harris’ long career as an artist and academic includes being the Head of Camberwell College of Arts and vice-principal of Chelsea School of Art. He has painted in oils and watercolours for over sixty years and held several one man shows in England and Italy. He has taken part in many mixed exhibitions including the Royal Academy. He has previously published lectures on drawing and Ruskin.
Last year he published his book Brushes With Genius: Anecdotes on Art and Artists is a lifetime story which starts from his earliest days as a student at Reading University where he studied Fine Art and met Stanley Spencer. It continues for 70 years, in which time he has travelled extensively to create his own paintings in the literal footsteps of Gauguin, Van Gogh, Delacroix, Turner and others. The book can be purchased at the gallery and through Waterstones bookshop here
He lives in St. Albans with his wife who he met at Reading University and continues to paint.