About the Artist
Nina Harvey grew up in Northern Ireland during the 1970s and 80s. After completing a business degree at Stirling University in Scotland, and a brief stint in the corporate world, she attended art college at The University of Ulster, graduating with a focus on textiles.
Work began as a hand-loom weaver for a local linen mill and then as an artist and entrepreneur making hand-tufted rugs gaining national recognition. She continued working in textiles until a move to England acted as the catalyst to shift medium, focusing full time on painting in oils.
Painting in oils started during her childhood with kits given to her by her uncle. Even at age nine she appreciated its extensive capacity for texture, layering and shades of colour. As an artist today she works solely in oils.
Nina's work reflects the muted colours of the British Isles where she grew up, and in more recent years by the landscapes of Texas and Tennessee where she has lived. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband and numerous Irish wolfhounds.
Her work is in private collections in Europe and the USA and featured in 'The Book of the Dog' by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson.