Growing up in Hampshire, Jack Harding started painting at a young age and trained with London Art College later in life. Initially starting out in oil paints with a figurative, almost photographic, style, Jack's technique soon evolved to more abstract compositions, and he expanded the media to include watercolours, acrylics, inks and collage. His current mixed method provides an engaging combination of immediate aesthetic appeal with the satisfaction of discovering unusual textures or eccentric underlying collage on closer inspection. This approach achieved recognition in 2017 when Jack received the award for Best Mixed Media Artist from the Winchester Art Society, and was voted the public's overall favourite artwork at exhibition.
When he became a professional helicopter pilot, it was only a matter of time before Jack combined his two passions for art and for aircraft and he began taking commissions for customised oil paintings. His many years in aviation mean he is able to bring a distinct technical knowledge and understanding of the subjects he paints. In 2016 Jack was awarded the Arthur Gibson Trophy by the Guild of Aviation Artists for Best New Artist, and exhibited at the Mall Galleries in Trafalgar Square, London.