Harriet strives to capture the light and essence of her subject, whether a seascape or still life, and to create a “stillness” in the finished piece.
“I love the possibilities of charcoal and paint and being absorbed in the creative process.”
Born in South Africa, Harriet studied Fine Art and the History of Art as part of a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Natal, Pietermarizburg,(1983-86), and Graphic Design at the Berkshire College of Art & Design (1990-92).
Harriet then followed a career as a graphic designer at OUP and continued as a freelance designer in Oxford whilst raising a family. During this time she returned to painting more seriously.
Still living in Oxford, Harriet has attended numerous courses and workshops at Brookes University, the Royal Academy of Art and the School of Painting in St Ives, exploring various techniques and processes whilst developing her own style. In 2016 she was accepted on the Intensive Development Porthmeor Programme at the School of Painting in St Ives and she has exhibited with various galleries over the years, including the Mall Galleries in London.