Professor Harry McMahon was born in 1937. His approach to art has always been eclectic. He graduated with a degree physics in the 1950’s and started painting in the 1970’s as a landscape watercolourist. He became a member of the Ulster Watercolour Society and mounted several exhibitions in the 1980’s and 1990’s. On retirement from university teaching in 2001, he practiced in sculpture, printmaking, digital animation and performance and won a first class degree in Fine and Applied Art, before switching back into landscape painting, this time working in oils. While a recent excursion into abstract expressionism saw him exhibit paintings in successive NI Science Festival shows, he is now concentrating on his first love of painting along the Causeway Coast and in particular around his home town of Portstewart.