Lindesay Harkness grew up in England, where she developed an affinity for English countryside, gardens and wildflowers and a love of the beauty of the natural world. In 1975 she moved to Cambridge MA where she completed a PhD. In 1978 she discovered a pocket of knowledgeable, representational artists with direct links to the Boston school at its zenith. She studied portraiture with one of them, Robert Cormier, at Fenway Studios. When she was offered an opportunity to study full time with another member of this group, Paul Ingbretson, she abandoned her post- doctoral fellowship, purchased a studio at Fenway studios and began a life-transforming apprenticeship. Two years later she moved to Chapel Hill, where she has lived since.
Lindesay’s work reflects her relationship to the Boston School artists, who are known for their good draftsmanship, strong light effects and impressionist color. She is best known for her still lives, but also enjoys portraits and landscapes, all in pastel. She is a Guild member of the Society for Classical Realism and is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Primer IS Direct Ptg
Credit: Paul Ingbretson,
Ingbretson Studio of Drwing and Painting.
55 S. Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101