About the scene - Scarborough town was founded around 966AD as Skardaborg, by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider.
In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair was permitted in a royal charter as a six week trading festival which ran from August 15th until 29th September. The fair continued to be held for 500 years, into the 18th century and is commemorated in the song, Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Today, Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s renaissance towns. Although on a much depleted scale, her fishing industry still survives and is a major contributor to the local economy. Tourism is another and visitors flock to the town to enjoy Scarborough’s temperate climate.
About the Artist - Terry Harrison was born near Wendover and attended Farnham Art School before becoming a graphic artist in London. Later, he joined the Yellow Pages as an illustrator and then Thompson Directories in their Farnborough head office. During his spare time, Terry pursued his first love: landscape painting.
By 1984 the demand for his original work was so great that he decided to paint full time and never looked back! After just 12 short years Terry was awarded the Best Up and Coming Published Artist of The Year by the Fine Art Trade Guild, and five years later in 2001, Terry had his first book ‘Brush with Watercolour’ published; this sold over 140,000 copies.
It’s no surprise that Terry Harrison could claim to have his drawings in most homes throughout the country, in some form or another. Terry was a kind, thoughtful man who created wonderful pieces of art, many of which have been in Gibson's jigsaw puzzle range for almost two decades. He will be greatly remembered and we hope that his artwork continues to bring joy to all who have the privilege of viewing his paintings.
About Gibsons - Founded in 1919, Gibsons is a family business with British heritage that has been entertaining generations for 100 years. Gibsons jigsaw puzzles use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly with no puzzle ‘dust’, using the thickest puzzle board on the market.
Gibsons work with talented artists from around the world and for every puzzle they sell, a percentage of that sale goes directly to the artist.
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