B.1990. Harriet Pattinson trained for three years in traditional portraiture, in Florence, at Charles Cecil Studios. After finishing art school, Harriet worked as a commissioned portrait artist in her London Studio. Her work was exhibited in many prestigious competitions such as the RP and the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, and is owned in private collections throughout the UK and Europe.

Harriet’s work has since evolved from her traditional training, allowing her own voice to emerge. Her style combines figurative skills cut through to create a form of abstraction. Her current work focuses on the “Self” and its complicated nature. Far from concrete, the self is jigsaw puzzle-like; the sum of our individual experiences, it does not follow a linear truth but is fluid and ever-changing. Harriet’s fractured work portrays the subject from different angles, positions and colours leaving a viewer unsettled and curious. Each painting holds some personal truth for Harriet through the use of symbols, associations and memories making them a collection of somewhat strange self portraits.

 

Education/Exhibitions

  • 2022 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • 2022 Exhibited in The Violet Hour’s pop-up “Still, like air”,
  • 2022 Included in the Cramer and Bell Ukrainian Fundraiser
  • 2021 Exhibited in The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 
  • 2020 Christmas Sale at Haslemere Framing
  • 2020 Highly commended at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 2020
  • 2020 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 2020 (http://therp.co.uk/)
  • 2019 Finalist in ARC Salon 
  • 2019 Exhibited in The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 
  • 2018 Fiona Lawrenson Antique and Paintings Sale
  • 2018 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • 2017 Exhibited in Chelsea Arts Society Annual Exhibition
  • 2017 Included in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ “Top Portrait Painters 2017” – http://therp.co.uk/top-portrait-painters-2017/
  • 2017 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • 2016 Student Exhibition at Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence
  • 2013-16 Charles Cecil Studios, Florence
  • 2010-13 English Literature degree, Exeter University

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