Harriet is a Christchurch based artist working mainly with acrylic and occasionally oil. Harriet’s works are hugely inspired by her love of the New Zealand landscapes and the flora and fauna. She enjoys the emotive connection between subject matter and the buyer, “I am especially happy when a person has bought a painting of mine and contacts me to let me know what it means to them, a flower their mother loved or a place they were married, it’s their stories that motivate me.”
Her interpretations involve substantial layering of paint using bold, loose brushstrokes and hints of unexpected colour.
Harriet exhibits at several New Zealand galleries, The Artists Room (Dunedin), Turua Gallery (Mission Bay Auckland), and The Frame Workshop and Gallery (Herne Bay). This is her first time with Little River Gallery and feels like coming home.