"You're not afraid of anything, are you?
-- Joni Pienkowski, artist
"His paintings display a wonderful sense of movement that contributes to a feeling of fluidity and energy."
--Anna Fariello, Author: Objects and Meaning
"A painter...bold vibrant colors, and textures to create paintings that impart an immediate visual excitement and emotion."
-- Cynthia Hinkle, Director: Perspectives Gallery
"It (Harkrader art) will hang in my spartan West Harlem room to give me joy and comfort on bleak days."
-- Mark Tabor. New York City.
“Harkrader paintings are not shrinking violets. The artist has a sense of bold. Some Harkrader paintings are restful or calm - but even those have a peaceful-power.”
— Ellen Lee Harkrader, artist representative
“I hope you submit to Artemis again—you are an amazing artist.”
—Jeri Rogers, editor Artemis Journal
“Why don’t you paint something instead of this crazy shit?”
—Dorsey Taylor, artist representive-gallery director