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by Karissa Ann Harvey
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  • the story

A Day At The Beach

Though artist Karissa Ann Harvey never met her great grandfather, this painting is a direct collaboration between the pair's shared fascination with the everyday person. Using a hidden camera, Karissa's great grandfather snapped photos of unsuspecting sunbathers along the Jersey Shore and Coney Island. They existed only in memory and stories for years, but after they finally resurfaced, Karissa was amazed by their keen aesthetic feel.

Newly inspired by the photos' clandestine qualities, Karissa converts the secretive black and whites into vibrant painted portraits that are equal parts art and voyeur, both beautiful and slightly dark. In this eye-catching piece, a man stands on the sand alone, punctuated by broad brushstrokes and a vivid palette. Made in New Jersey, printed and stretched in Oregon.

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Made from
canvas, pine wood, archival pigment ink
24" H x 18" W
Arrives ready to hang, printed on stretched canvas and mounted on 1.5" stretcher bars.
  • the maker

Karissa Ann Harvey

Karissa Harvey is an emerging artist from Farmingdale, New Jersey. She works in oils and glazes to create colorful, large scale portraits and scenes with scattered focal points and a slightly blurred sense of reality. Her paintings are based on gesture, with a loose and almost accidental undertone, and then brought to focus here and there,, allowing the viewer to weave in and out of pockets of clarity. This scattered abstraction gives her images a sense of energy or movement, while simultaneously achieving a peaceful stillness.

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104votes, 21 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods

Karissa's painting is a collaboration with her great-grandfather, with whom she shares a special connection, even though they never met. Take a look at the product story to learn more, then let us know what you think of her colorful interpretation of her ancestor's work.

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LOVE this!

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Beautiful work!

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Interesting story.

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Interesting story.

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I love this. I don't purchase a lot of art, bought this piece I would.

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I love Harry so much. What a fabulous piece!

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Your work is amazing, and the story of your great-grandfather and your obvious love for him, though you never met, shows in the love you put into this piece. Thank you for making my heart smile.

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karissa is very talented and the story behind her paintings great

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Thank you all so much for the positive feedback!


Her work is amazing and her art is displayed in a beautiful restaurant, Moonstruck in Asbury Park where the food is just as good!

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This is a beautiful piece of art. Must have been done by a beautiful person. I know there is more where this came from.

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This a master piece. If you look closer into the detail you can see so much more.

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beautiful work, love the story.

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Immensely impressive

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fantastic work and a great story!

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An amazing picture - great work


Her work is simply breathtaking and real!

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