The View From Paradise | The Paintings of Alyne Harris

The View From Paradise | The Paintings of Alyne Harris
Running from Friday, May 25 to Saturday, August 18, 2018

Also on display:
INTO THE LIGHT  The Rediscovered Paintings and Prints of Louise Leak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -Curated by Anne E. Gilroy, the exhibition’s exuberant body of work by native Gainesville painter Alyne Harris is in the tradition of folk, outsider or self-taught art. Harris is widely recognized, both locally and far beyond her home region, for her visionary paintings. The View from Paradise brings together a body of Harris’ larger works, many of which have never been exhibited and are certain to be appreciated by both fans of Harris and by newcomers to her work.

This exhibition is part of a larger folk art exhibition partnership hosted concurrently by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, the Hippodrome, Santa Fe College and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, along with the Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center.

Images from the exhibition are available online at

The Historic Thomas Center is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed for observed holidays. For additional gallery information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at 352-393-8532 or visit

Alyne Harris is a Gainesville native painter whose work appears nationally in exhibitions and private collections. She is recognized in the folk art or “outsider art” canon as a significant Southern self-taught artist.

The Doris Bardon Gallery is honored to host this exhibition of Harris’ work, much of it from private collections and not previously exhibited.

Artwork photo by Randy Batista