G. Harvey’s paintings have many recognizable characteristics that are popular among collectors: the way the horses ride straight at the viewer, the quiet resolve of the figures as they embark on their journey or return home at the conclusion of one, the settings of Texas Hill Country or a bustling city in the era before automobiles, and the beautiful quality of the light that can be seen in every brushstroke. But his work also goes deeper.
“The essence of G. Harvey’s style conveys the emotion he feels for his subject matter and the inextricable link of its history with his own,” writes Randy Best in G. Harvey: The Golden Era — The American Dream. “The play of broken color allows the viewer to become actively involved in interpretation. The art is impressionistic in that it provides us images of trees, hills, cities and rivers, but we can also feel the invisible cold, howling wind, stifling heat, sadness, joy and longing. Warmly lit windows beckon as we shudder from the mist and chill that penetrate a lonely rider. Through his art, G. Harvey heightens our senses and powers of observation. Inexplicably, we are able to see a sunset beyond the corner of his canvas, the glow of which has illuminated the panes in a storefront and rough sideboards on a wagon. We gain an impression of times just beyond the periphery of our memory, but close enough that his illumination warms our fancy.”
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