Artworks by James Harrigan
He taught Art for many years and was an inspiring teacher with many of his pupils going on themselves to develop successful careers as artists.
Today James is a highly acclaimed and successful professional artist and over the years has exhibited widely throughout the UK.
In recent years James has spent time in the West Indies and in Brazil but he never tires of painting the landscape and coastline around his Ayrshire home and elsewhere in Scotland. He is known mainly as a landscape artist but his landscapes are almost invariably informed by a human presence and day to day activities, a sense of life being lived. This may be actual figures or it may be a suggestion of human life through buildings, gardens, boats.... He is an expressive painter working mainly in oils, using the rich, luscious quality of the paint to great effect.
His work is in many important collections including those in the House of Lords, Glasgow University, P & O Cruises, Wigtownshire Education Trust, and the Maclaurin Gallery.