Geoffrey Harrison is a British figurative artist and portraitist.
In 2020 his work has been selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, shortlisted for the Seqestered Art Portrait Prize, longlisted for the Jacksons Art Prize and The New English Art Club. He appeared again on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year and was asked to appear on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Week, where he painted Samira Ahmed.
2020 has been a challenging time for everyone and in recognition of the frontline work that NHS personnel have been faced with, he participated a few times in the Instagram #portraitsfornhsheroes project and has since been featured on the Portraits For NHS Heroes website, where he has an article on drawing and is featured in the book published by Bloomsbury.
He was selected for the 2019 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists' Portrait Award, was a semifinalist in the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 and was selected for the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in 2018. Geoffrey was also a finalist for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Bulldog Bursary in 2013 and was long-listed for the BP Portrait Award in his first year as a portrait artist in the same year.
Geoffrey was Artist in Residence at the Pathology Museum of St Bart's Hospital and was Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Royal Veterinary College.
His practice is often collaborative and includes teaching, workshops and seminars and curating. Geoffrey also runs the People's Portrait Project, which is a non-profit community of artists who do portraits for the public at special events for charity.
Geoffrey has shown internationally and in the UK in various group and solo exhibitions and has work in private collections nationally and worldwide. He lives and works in Central London, and undertakes commissioned work throughout the UK.
Geoffrey has worked with the following organisations:
Anomaly London - The Art Workers Guild - Bloomsbury Festival - The British Postal Museum & Archive - Cass Art - Hidden Cities - Langham Gallery - Medical Artists' Assoc. of Great Britain - Museum of London - Orange Dot Gallery - Queen Mary University of London - Royal College of Art - Royal Veterinary College - School of Oriental & African Studies - Storyvault Films - St. Bart's Pathology Museum - St. George's Medical School - Underdog Art Co.