Harry Underwood

Self-taught painter Harry Underwood uses pedestrian materials such as plywood, graphite pencil and house paint to create vibrant, cartoonish scenes reminiscent of travel postcards and other advertising graphics. Though he resides in Tennessee, Harry still incorporates the poolside tropes of his native Florida, often juxtaposing the sleek surfaces of water with the rustic grain of unpainted scrap wood. Almost-but-not-quite-cliché phrases populate the scenes, adding a dreamlike hint of nostalgia to the tableaus.

Harry Underwood, Untitled, acrylic and graphite on board, 10" x 7.5"

Harry Underwood, Untitled, acrylic and graphite on board, 10″ x 7.5″, 2013

Harry Underwood, Untitled, acrylic and graphite on board, 10" x 7.5"

Harry Underwood, Untitled, acrylic and graphite on board, 10″ x 7.5″, 2013

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