Ted Harrison

After a career in radio and television, including time as a BBC correspondent and Radio 4 presenter, Ted Harrison decided at the age of 60 to make a radical career change. He completed an MA in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts and has since been working as a visual artist.

He divides his life between the two places he calls home - Unst, Shetland and Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. He is a welsh language learner.

He works with a wide range of media: paint, charcoal, slate, collage cut steel, felt and digital media and his output ranges from public installations to wall-sculptures, paintings to book illustrations. He illustrated the best-seller ‘Lives of Improbable Saints’ by Richard Coles.

In 2011 his 30 foot diameter image of three children caught up in adult’s wars was the Remembrance-tide focus under the dome of St Pauls’ Cathedral. He has had themed exhibitions at several other cathedrals, including Norwich, Llandaff, St David’s and Gloucester. Two London hospitals have permanent large-scale works of his honouring organ donors. He recently completed a sculpture on the gable-wall of the Red Kite Centre and Heritage Museum, Tregaron. His work is included in the art collection at the National Library of Wales.