About Chunk Harra
Born in 1940s Jersey City. Raised around the skillful art and craftsmanship of a New York City textile designer. Mentored by real American carpenters and tradesmen. Inspired by the nautical vista of the New England coast.
All of this would be the backdrop for Chuck’s artistic development as a photographer, award-winning visual merchandiser, furniture designer and carpenter, and realist/naturalist creator of acrylic-on-canvass land and seascapes.
Harra paints with a desire to recreate a scene as Mother Nature intended it to be. His self-taught techniques portray all intricate lines, shadows and color tones. His paintings take months to perfect before he is pleased with the finished product.
When not busy-at-work in his island studio in America’s oldest City, St. Augustine, Florida, recreating historic landmarks and epic wave scapes, Chuck can be found roaming the western slopes of Colorado, sizing-up aspen groves for his next serene mountain scape to be captured beneath layers of carefully-applied, rich and fiery acrylic color.