January 13, 2021

Artsbridge Artist Series Features Harry Boardman

GREENHOUSES AT FREDERICKS FLOWERS: The work of Harry Boardman will be the subject of the first event in Artsbridge’s 2021 Distinguished Artist Series. The virtual event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

Artsbridge’s 2021 Distinguished Artist Series begins with “Harry Boardman: So Much to Paint, So Little Time,” on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a virtual visit to Boardman’s studio, gallery, and home, all housed in a former cigar factory in Souderton, PA.

Boardman and his wife Heather, a glass and jewelry artist, “took a rough dirty shell and turned it into a warm inviting space full of art.” Inside, you’ll find his works mostly “done in oil pastels: messy, rich, and a unique blend of drawing and painting.” Using dark outlines and strong compositions, he takes “unique views of the world,” elevating everyday scenes that “might go overlooked but are totally worth acknowledging.”

Using the same brand of pastel created for Picasso, Boardman will demonstrate the technique he developed over the last 20 years. Visitors who Zoom into his presentation will get to see his “lush wax crayon” drawings that “feel like a painting,” take a tour of his studio, and can ask questions.

To learn more about Boardman, visit HarryBoardman.com. To attend the free Zoom presentation or for more information, visit artsbridgeonline.com.