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Edd Tokarz Harnas

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painting man drinks coffee

ETH-2745 "What Grande Could Mean" 11x14 oil 2017 [Private Collection]

This piece is part of the Schaefer Portrait Challenge at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center thru March 18, 2018



portrait rejected from 2012 Schafer competiton

ETH-2288 “Portrait of the Artist, Pissed Off By a Variety of Things” oil 10x10" 2011



ETH-2272 "Strangers in the Night" oil 11x14" 2011



more palm trees in evening light

ETH-1557 "Hawaiian Twilight" oil 16x20" 2009



drawing woman blue theme

ETH-2370 "The Woman In Red (I Can Lie Too)" 11x14 charcoal/acrylic 2017



oil painting homeless man sleeps on sidewalk

ETH-2735 "Storm Und Drain" 16x20 oil 2017



mixed media portrait

ETH-0744 "Portrait, in Black and White #35, Purple Julie" mixed media 53x54" 1991 [Private Collection]



face studies in a grouping

ETH-2359 "The Backup Singers" oil 18x24 2012



painting 2 women one is laughing

ETH-2680 "Blossom & Flo" 8x10 oil 2016



vacationers ignore building destruction

ETH-2702 "Look What They've Done To My Song" 16x20 oil 2017



isolated wave of the Pacific Ocean

ETH-1643 "Pacific June Zero Nine" oil 9 x12 2009



old style portrait of innocent young man

ETH-1783 “Il Giovane Santo” oil 6x6" 2010 [Private Collection]



night blooming cereus painting

ETH-2323 "Audrey 5/19" 8x10 giclee on canvas 2011



little children at play and the Lincoln Memorial

ETH-0676 "...as in the hearts of the people..." pencil 9x13" 1991 [Private Collection]



colors and patterns of rocks

ETH-0631 "Rockbound 15" acrylic 16x20 1990 [Private Collection]



impressionistic pencil portrait

ETH-2650 "ECHR 10" pencil & acrylic 8x10 2016



ETH-1639 "Study" ripped" oil 8x8" 2009 [Private Collection]



fireworks over the ocean

ETH-1833 "Pacific Pyrotechniques No. 1" oil 9x12" 2010 [giclee on canvas available]



portrait of a horse

ETH-0870 “Horsehead #39" coloured pencil & acrylic wash 14 1/2 x 18 1994 [Private Collection]



palm trees in evening light

ETH-2249 "Evening Palms" oil 9x12 2011



concrete stairsteps

ETH-0939 "Anagogic 2" Bic pen 13x13" 1996 [Private Collection]



nude male swimming

ETH-2260 "Upstream" oil 11x14" 2011



an eye looks out from leaves

ETH-0501 "A Death Less Than Natural" pencil 18x21" 1988 [Private Collection]



surfer ready to catch a wave

ETH-1715 "Incoming" oil 16x20 2009 [giclee on canvas available]



melancholy Amelia in a green dress

ETH-1485 “Portland” oil 9x12" 2008 [Private Collection]



pencil drawing flirting woman

ETH-2777 "Dueling Scar" pencil/acrylic 8x10" 2017



an ocean wave with white cap

ETH-1791 "Crest of the Wave" oil 14x18 2010



mixed media portrait

ETH-0761 "Portrait, in Black & White #37 (Mark's Wife Following the Mormon Pageant)" mixed media 18x24" 1992



Beach Park palm trees

ETH-1800 "Beach Park" oil 18x24 2010 [giclee on canvas available]



face studies in a grouping

ETH-2382 "Helen At The Pump" oil 18x24" 2012



ETH-2253 "Tribute to Duke" oil 8x10 2011 [Private Collection]



painting of tourists on Waikiki Beach

ETH-2440 “Tourists” oil 12x16" 2013



pencil elephant drawing head

ETH-2570 "Trigger Warnings" 8x10 pencil and acrylic 2015 [Private Collection]



painting outrigger paddlers turn

ETH-2672 "Cross Purposes" 16x20 oil on canvas 2016



close up of a waterfall

ETH-0460 “Waterfall IV” acrylic 28x40" 1988 [Private Collection]



European selfie

ETH-2239 "Probably Nijmegen" 8x10 oil 2011





moon refeclted in gentle ocean waves

ETH-2360 "Night Sky" oil 8x10 2011 [Private Collection]



4 face studies in a grouping

ETH-2372 "Locard's Exchange" oil 12x16 2012



portrait in heavy shadow

ETH-2396 "Never Backtalk A Big Girl" 12x15" oil 2012 [Private Collection]



Makapuu Beach

ETH-2213 "Makapu'u, Oahu" oil 29x60" 2011 [Private Collection]



surf pounding rocks on North Shore

ETH-2248 "Grater" oil 16x20" 2011



light plays on clapboard house

ETH-0779 "Morning Lingered As I Awaited You" acrylic & coloured pencil 10x12.5" 1992 [Private Collection]



Princess Ka'iulani in black and white

ETH-1418 "Ka'iulani" oil 11x14" 2008 [giclee on canvas available]



face studies in a grouping

ETH-2349 "Velvet Bach's Revolt" oil 18x24 2011



male nude swimming

ETH-1262 “Glide” oil 16x20" 2005 [Private Collection]



lava entering the sea at night

ETH-1512 "Fire and Sea" oil 8x10" 2009 [giclee on canvas available]



open to interpretation

ETH-0518 "Mnemonic #2 (Feb 1976)" Bic pen 13x17" 1989 [Private Collection]



the first in a long series

ETH-0706 "Portrait, in Black and White #26, medusa" mixed media 38x38" 1991 [Private Collection]



ballpoint pen collage drawing of Lennon

ETH-0759 "John Lennon No.2" ballpoint pen 14x17 1992



Diamond Head seen from Magic Island

ETH-1560 "Leahi, Oahu No.4" oil 5x7 2009 [giclee on canvas available]



pencil drawing woman in evening gown

ETH-2790 "Unintentional Mirroring" pencil & acrylic 9x12" 2017



I've also started a Pet Portrait page since I will soon have extra time on my hands to tackle such projects.

[Pet Commissions]



Edd Tokarz Harnas is a former upstate New York artist who moved to paradise at the end of the last century. Besides his usual portrait and figure works, he added the beauty of Hawaii and its ocean.

Harnas began to art as a career in 1979 when he took the Best of Show in his first juried art show. With a day job in radio and television broadcasting, he also worked on his painting and drawing.

Except for attending a workshop from time to time, Harnas is pretty much a self taught artist who enjoys experimenting with technique, media and subject matter. As a result, he uses assorted media, including oils, acrylics, and intaglio, as well as the less obvious, such as audio, video, crayons, markers and the Bic pen; surfaces range from canvas to paper bags.

His subjects vary from the Hawaii landscape amid urban sprawl, to the landmarks of his birth place, portraits and figure studies.

Sometimes there is a union of realistic subjects in unusual and interesting combinations; often in mixed media.

Harnas’s work has been included in many shows in both his former home state, and adopted state. Others of his work have been featured in many competitions at galleries, museums, and universities across the United States since 1979. His works were chosen for these exhibits by such noted curators, and art experts as Lisa Phillips, formerly with the Whitney Museum, New York City, Ned Rifkin, from the Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C. and Sherry French of the Sherry French Gallery, New York City. His work has been accepted in competitions at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; Clemson University, Clemson, SC; and Brigham Young University, Provo UT among other art shows.

His works are in private collections in the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Harnas has art for sale at West End Gallery as well as online.



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