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Harriet White

Statement

My painting incorporates three seemingly different themes, linked by a sense of ambiguity, pattern and sensuality.

With my portraits I aim to reflect conflicting senses of intimacy and glamour, looking at luscious, over applied makeup and the heightened, synthetic colour which can evoke an immediate sense of dazzle and seduction. Yet there is something so private, almost confidential about the "beautifying" routine that there is also an exposed, vulnerable quality. Imperfections are enlarged and presented for scrutiny, perhaps inviting a slightly uneasy sense of voyeurism from the viewer.

In a similar way the underwater world invites different interpretations according to personal experience and emotion - to one person the images might evoke a sense of calm and quiet, to another, panic or menace.

The flowers are abstracted through heightened colour and close cropping, the addition of water droplets serve to enhance the glossiness so pushing the traditional aesthetic beauty towards something slightly sentimental, even garish. I wanted to achieve an intensity and borderline gaudiness with these paintings, yet maintain an unapologetic sweetness.

Central to all of these themes are the colours and patterns created by the interplay of light and surface, they are one-offs, fleeting and unique.

Education

1998-2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)
Bath Spa University College

1997-1998
BTEC Foundation Course
Falmouth College of Art

Asleep

Asleep

Oil on canvas,
122 x 91cm,

Price on application

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Technicolour

Technicolour

Oil on canvas
152 x 66cm

Price on application

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Tectonic

Tectonic

Oil on canvas
91 x 122cm

Price on application

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Universe

Universe

Oil on canvas
175 x 175cm

Price on application

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Paradisco

Paradisco

Oil on canvas
200 x 100cm (over two canvases)

Price on application

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Idol

Idol

Oil on canvas
100 x 100cm

Price on application

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Boots No. 7 (2)

Boots No. 7 (2)

Oil on canvas,
122 x 91cm,

SOLD

Swim 1

Swim 1

Oil on board
103 x 39 cm

SOLD

Sink

Sink

Oil on canvas,
100 x 120cm

SOLD

Plunge

Plunge

Oil on canvas,
100 x 100cm

SOLD

Infallible

Infallible

Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm,

SOLD

Ruby and Millie

Ruby and Millie

Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm

SOLD

Glacier

Glacier

Oil on board
103 x 38.5cm

SOLD

ChromaLust

ChromaLust

Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm,

SOLD

Gunmetal Grey

Gunmetal Grey

Oil on canvas
120 x 100cm

SOLD

Electric Eel

Electric Eel

Oil on board,
50 x 50cm,

SOLD

Peruvian Lily 4

Peruvian Lily 4

Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm

SOLD

Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily

Oil on canvas,
91 x 122cm

SOLD

Peruvian Lily 2

Peruvian Lily 2

Oil on canvas,
180 x 90 cm (2 canvasses)

SOLD

Peruvian Lily 5

Peruvian Lily 5

Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm

SOLD

Peruvian Lily 3

Peruvian Lily 3

Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm

SOLD

Drift

Drift

Oil on canvas,
50 x 50cm

SOLD

Submerge

Submerge

Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm

SOLD

Mortehoe

Mortehoe

Oil on canvas (2 canvasses)
220 x 100cm

Not for sale

Bob

Bob

Oil on canvas
120 x 100cm,

SOLD

 
 
 
 

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