Harry Bunce has carved out a unique position in the art world with his cast of cute, but not always cuddly, creatures. His quirky and distinctive paintings and sculptures of rabbits and cats defy categorisation, combining illustration, street art and fine art with a biting sense of humour. Collectors have described his work as 'Beatrix Potter meets Quentin Tarantino' and dubbed him our 'rural Banksy.'
A chance collaboration with screen printing gurus, Screen One, who also worked with Banksy and Nick Walker, introduced a more graphic element to his style, sharpening its unique, slightly unnerving edge and, consequently, broadening his appeal. He was able to dedicate more time to his career as a professional artist and his work was greeted with growing enthusiasm. He is now an established figure on the British contemporary art scene.
Based in rural Somerset, Harry is a fierce defender of the countryside and wildlife that inspires much of his work, and he often raises environmental concerns. He has contributed to projects with various charities and environmental groups from Keep Britain Tidy to Greenpeace. His work is increasingly prized by collectors from all walks of life, and his admirers include BBC TV presenter Julia Bradbury and the late Jamaican record producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry.