Today, Harper’s career is incredibly varied. One day advising a client on the sale of antiques, the next filming for the BBC, giving a talk, or he might find himself in a noisy, crowded gallery, opening an art exhibition. All of this activity though will be followed at some point by days of complete silence, completely alone, painting furiously in his studio. He says he couldn’t live without this variety and in fact, each area of his work life helps the other invaluably.
‘Whatever I do one day, helps, or at least prepares me to do something else the following’ he says.