During the 1950’s, William Harby began painting expressionistic landscapes that later evolved into more abstract work. A trip to France during the 1980’s sparked a new desire to paint landscapes in foreign places. Harby felt that this became “an interesting and intense way to experience a new environment and its people.” Painting in both genres, Harby utilizes brushstrokes that are playful, yet controlled, adding a sense of atmosphere to his work.
Also well established as a sculptor, the artist has public art pieces installed throughout New England, including the Massachusetts Vietnam Memorial, Worcester, MA. Harby’s paintings have also shown frequently at institutions such as Galleria Terviana, Rome, Italy and Gallery 52, Brookline, MA.