Verne Harrison was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1955. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Western in 1985 after studying Fine Art at Fanshawe College. He continues to live and work in Guelph as the Gallery Coordinator at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.
Harrison, who uses a wide variety of media, has been exhibiting since 1982. His work is in several public and private collections in Canada and the United States.