It was such a treat for us here at Prestige Picture Framing Etcetera to have had the Ted Harrison Studio next door to our shop on Oak Bay Avenue here in Victoria, British Columbia. He would occasionally pop by to say hello and it was not uncommon for us to sneak over to see what he was painting on his easel each week.
We also had the great pleasure of framing many of his works both for the Studio and for individuals who purchased prints. His art has such life in it and such wonderful colour that it was always fun to frame his work. We framed his pieces in wood but mostly metal, in black but mostly wonderfully bright colours with a neutral white mat. We were sad to see his Studio close in 2012 and to hear of his passing this past January 2015. We are pleased to still be able to offer some of his wonderful plaque mounted posters for sale along with some greeting cards.
Pictured here back row: Dawn of ’98, Whale Watching, Love in the Midnight Sun. Front Row: Lone Leviathan (framed card), Langara Memories (card), Love in the Midnight Sun (image only), Northern Store (card), Yukon Herritage. All of the works pictured above have been plaque mounted except the small card.
More About Artist Ted Harrison
Ted Harrison passed away January 16, 2015, at the age of 88, at his home in Victoria. He lived a full life and brightened countless lives. His art will continue to make the world a better place. Ted Harrison was one of Canada’s most popular artists. Ted Harrison’s paintings are iconic, recognizable and distinctly unique. His love of the land and the people of the Yukon brought him international acclaim. His distinctive style of painting is both colourful and sophisticated, yet retains an innocent charm, and appeals to both young and old alike. Find out how you can support the Ted Harrison Foundation here www.tedharrison.com
Ted Harrison’s memorial will take place on April 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the University Club at the University of Victoria. It is open to family, friends (both old and recent), and those who wish to pay respect to an artist who made an impact on their life. Viewings of Ted Harrison documentaries will be shown and remarks will be made. Come and share your story.
Ted Harrison with Vast Yukon at the University of Victoria
From “He paints paradise”
By Tom Hawthorn
Special to The Globe and Mail
June 22, 2009
Photograph by Jocelyn Beyak