Harry Underwood is a self-taught painter living in Nashville Tennessee. He began painting pictures fifteen years ago while working as a flooring installer in Nashville. He was born during 1969 in Miami Florida, and raised in the rural "Redlands" farming area near Homestead. His father was a Carpenter and his mother worked at a Supermarket. He has one sister. With his family he attended the Church of God Pentecostal church until 1982. As a teenager he cleaned swimming pools at many of the Motels in the area and bussed tables at the Capri Italian Restaurant in Florida City. Uprooted by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 he lived in New Orleans and Austin, eventually settling in Nashville where he worked in the construction industry until 2005. His artwork has been shown by galleries in United States, France, and England.
Harry's narrative paintings incorporate stenciled images and hand-written text using latex house paint and no. 2 pencils. He has a soft, muted palette that's nostalgic & retro, while his writing ranges from philosophical musings to sharp political and commentary.