University: Central St Martins
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In her minimal still life paintings, artist Harriet Porter strips away any distraction to capture the essence of glimmering light as it falls on her subject and the surrounding surfaces.
Inspired by artists such as Willhelm Hammershoi and William Nicholson, she paints directly from life using natural daylight, at once both inspired and limited by the ever-changing seasons.
Strong emphasis is given to simple elegant composition and the subtle gradations of colour temperature within a limited palette. These narrow parameters allow her to concentrate on the play of light and shadow; focus and line – seeking their absence or presence within the frame.
She paints in her quiet attic studio in Brixton. Her work reflects this peaceful sanctuary: an escape from the noise and clutter of city life.
Awards & Exhibitions
2016 The Stratford Gallery, Stratford – upon - Avon
2016 Cameron Contemporary, Winter Show, Brighton
2016 Jane Newbery Dulwich Village, London
2016 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
2015 Cameron Contemporary: Black White Light Dark, Brighton
2015 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
2015 Cameron Contemporary, - Affordable Show, Brighton
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2015 JP Art Gallery Battersea, London
2015 Orso Major Gallery, Waterloo, London
2014 Edinburgh Art Fair
2014 Decorative Antiques and Textiles fair, Battersea, London
2014 JP Art Gallery, Belgravia, London
2014 Blackheath Contemporary Art Gallery, London
2014 Dulwich Contemporary Art Gallery, London
2013 The Ice House, Holland Park, London
2013 Union Club, Soho, London
2012 Quiddity Gallery, Hampshire Art Fair
2012 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London
2012 PopUp Exhibition, Notting Hill, London
2012 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
2011 Frameless Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
2011 Food For Thought Exhibition. Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth
2009 Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries
2008 Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries
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