Ros Harvey is a Member of the Royal Ulster
Academy and The Pastel Society of Ireland.
Impressions from a Donegal childhood have
enabled Ros Harvey to capture the vivid and rugged elements of the Inishowen landscape,
and is the essential focus of this artist. She has brought the primary
elements earth, wind, fire and water into her compositions.
From the shades of smoke, or reflections on
wet sand, to the dramatic intensity of a breaking wave or stormy sky, all are subtly
handled in her paintings. The establishment of Ballagh Studios, in the most
Northerly region of Ireland, with a showroom, print shop and framing workshop has helped
her to produce a coherent body of work in painting and print-making.
Ros has shown in the Royal Ulster Academy,
Belfast; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; and The Royal Society of Marine Artists,
London. She has been awarded the Guest's Choice Prize in the John Laing Open
Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London, the Derek Hill Prize in the Glebe Gallery,
Donegal, the Pastel Society's Selector's Prize and the Kennedy Gallery Prize, Dublin.
She has also shown her work in Italy, Germany, France, The
Netherlands, the UK and USA.
Ros's latest exhibition is
entitled "The Noon Balloon", at
the Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Co. Antrim (Tel. 028 7083
1400) and is a collection of images from 10 years of voyaging with Wallace Clark, who
sadly died last May 2011.
She would like this exhibition
to be a celebration of his life and all who ever sailed with him, and also love of the
Her last exhibition was on 30th October 2009,
in the Rodaigh Gallery, Carndonagh, Inishowen, entitled "Homage
to Glashedy" celebrating the iconic island.
Her exhibition entitled "Island Doors" was a selection of deserted cottage doors on the
Islands she visited for her two Island books. This was held in the Forge Gallery,