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,  constructing a “broken whole”. She wants the viewer to recognise what they are looking at but also see it through a new perspective. She wishes to convey how nothing is fully as it seems; often a glossy exterior. By fragmenting “the whole” she is alluding to something chaotic, broken or “rotten” under the facade.

 

Education/Exhibitions

  • July 2022 “Somewhat Strange” Solo Exhibition with The Gallery Green and Stone, London
  • June 2022 Exhibited with Soho Revue’s collaboration with Little Scarlet Door, Soho, London
  • May 2022 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • March 2022 Exhibited in The Violet Hour’s pop-up “Still, like air”, Online
  • 2022 Included in the Cramer and Bell Ukrainian Fundraiser, Online
  • 2021 Exhibited in The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Online
  • 2020 Christmas Sale at Haslemere Framing, Haslemere
  • 2020 Highly commended at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • 2020 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London (http://therp.co.uk/)
  • 2019 Finalist in ARC Salon, online 
  • 2019 Exhibited in The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, London 
  • 2018 Fiona Lawrenson Antique and Paintings Sale, Surrey
  • 2018 Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 
  • 2017 Exhibited in Chelsea Arts Society Annual Exhibition, London
  • 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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