Harriet was born and brought up in the Black Mountains in Wales. After an art foundation course in Cardiff shestudied Fine Art at Oxford Brookes.
'My early work was in oils but I gradually incorporated collage using textiles and drawings.
I now work mostly in watercolour, gouache and ink. The finished paintings are an assemblage of individual ink and watercolour drawings collaged onto a decorative background, sometimes embellished with metal leaf. Each component may be eccentric and unexpected in the finished context but on closer inspection there is a narrative.
I often incorporate themes from fairy tales and legend yet at other times the story may be open to interpretation. The middle child of five, I draw on happy childhood memories, recalling well-loved toys, games and stories.
Images are combined to provoke the imagination so the viewer is left to determine the story for themselves'.