Harry Ousey

Harry Ousey  1915-1985

“Some landscapes cannot be expressed in words, only in paint.”

Sue Astles, who lives in Glossop, called into Elephantstones Gallery, shared the story of Harry Ousey and we immediately connected with Harry’s art. Making a space to hang these pictures is a great way to bring into the light works of such strong resonance with the landscape that surrounds Hayfield. 

Harry lived at Hill farm in Hayfield from 1947 to 1950 where he walked the moors in all weathers making sketches and learnt to build dry stone walls. These walls that stretch across the landscape were the beginning of his idea for Edge Movement, a concept he explored throughout his painting life.

His assured paint handling and a freedom to simplify and indeed abstract from natural landscape motifs characterise his work.

Harry moved to Cornwall to become part of the St.Ives art scene in 1950 and was a contemporary of other notable artists of the day. Later, Harry moved to France and died in Marseilles. His wife Susie brought what work she could back to England and it remained stored in the attic of a house until discovered by their niece Sue Astles.

The works are for sale - if you’d like to purchase we’ll put you in touch with Sue.

Call in and see the original works! 

To find out more about Ousey and his work go to www.harryousey.co.uk