Hi, I'm Harry Dumas, raised in Ludlow Massachusetts. My first experience with art was in grade school when I was given a John Nagy charcoal drawing set. By the time I reached high school I had discovered oils. I realized oils gave me a complete rendering of the world around me as I saw it .
I believe that becoming an artist is something that anyone can accomplish and not necessarily learned at school or is an innate ability. I’ve learned through trial and error. I'm self taught, first from books, then later the internet became a great tool. Youtube is one of the best sources for discovering artists, learning from them, and discovering their techniques, tips, and tricks. I've used all of these as my teachers.
I work in oils and my primary interest is painting landscapes, still life, and pet portraits.
Work / Education
Hampden Papers - I. T. Manager
Duties include managing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware. Installing, updating, and resolving issues with software and operating systems. Responsibilities included ordering equipment and supplies, dealing with security issues, and working with Access databases. Additional responsibilities include maintenance, design changes, writing SQL transactional reports, and correcting errors in our assets tracking database. Other duties include server backups, monthly inventory and sales reports, writing instructions pertaining to database and software usage. I also act as the help desk for our users. In 2013 I managed the redesign of our website and I'm also responsible for updating and editing the website.
HCC Associate's Degree
Business Administration and Management, General