Fancy something that looks fabulous in your lounge, hall, kitchen, bedroom or even in your office?
If you have a blank wall to fill, may we suggest that you take a look at the wonderful artwork of local artist, Harriet Hoult?
We first introduced Harriet to you in late 2014 but things change and move on, so we thought it was time for a little refresher and to introduce some of her newer works.
Harriet is a true local, having been raised in the area and now living in East Sheen. In the spirit of embracing local life and our high street Harriet is currently showing some limited edition prints of her work in Sheen Living.
“Limited edition prints are a relatively new thing for me,” says Harriet, “so it has been fantastic to be able to showcase some at Sheen Living where they look great on display in a home-like environment, surrounded by lovely furniture and accessories. It’s brilliant that prints make it possible for more people to enjoy my work, too.”
Although art was one of Harriet’s favourite and strongest subjects at school, she was discouraged from studying it at A-level because it wasn’t considered to be “academic.”
That helps explain why her route to becoming an artist was a little circuitous, via things such as a degree in Business & Marketing from Bristol University, an ad agency career, working with disadvantaged children, the study of Art Therapy, painting and some interesting travels, here and away.
“It is a regret in some ways,” she says, “and yet I’d say that all my experiences have led me to where I am now and have, to an extent, influenced the way I paint. I am a keen observer of aesthetics (which I’m sure has been partially influenced by so many years of working with designers in agencies!) and I love the visual interplay between form, space and colour.”
Harriet has been fortunate to spend time under the tutelage of Devon ceramicist, Sandy Brown, who she finds very expressive and inspirational. That experience, she says, really acted as her springboard into painting and, having spent some time with Sandy, she headed off to Cornwall and painted profusely.
Harriet finds her inspiration among the everyday – often random – things she sees around her – light falling in a particular shape on a wall, something she hears on the radio, a fallen leaf… Her work is her interpretation of these experiences into abstract images on paper.
Harriet paints in acrylic, building layers, combining different shapes, marks and colours, to create abstract images.
“My approach is instinctive, feeling my way as I work. Each painting is a unique journey, requiring me to let go of my own expectations; an unfolding, where I am continually challenged to trust in the process,” she says.
Her works are contemporary fresh, colourful and – we think – easy to live with. Her chosen framing style is clean and simple but clients can choose bespoke frames if they wish.
Limited edition prints start from £285 (typically 76 cm x 76 cm) and originals from £750 up to £1,550, depending on size. Harriet also takes commissions.
If you would like to see more of Harriet’s work she would be delighted to organise a viewing for you, so do please get in touch with her. You can also keep up to date with her work through her website and social media.
T: 07814 028 978 ~ E: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ W: www.harriethoult.com
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