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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 Oil on canvas,
122 x 91cm,
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Technicolour Oil on canvas
152 x 66cm
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Tectonic Oil on canvas
91 x 122cm
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Universe Oil on canvas
175 x 175cm
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Paradisco Oil on canvas
200 x 100cm (over two canvases)
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Idol Oil on canvas
100 x 100cm
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Boots No. 7 (2) Oil on canvas,
122 x 91cm,
SOLD
Swim 1 Oil on board
103 x 39 cm
SOLD
Sink Oil on canvas,
100 x 120cm
SOLD
Plunge Oil on canvas,
100 x 100cm
SOLD
Infallible Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm,
SOLD
Ruby and Millie Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
SOLD
Glacier Oil on board
103 x 38.5cm
SOLD
ChromaLust Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm,
SOLD
Gunmetal Grey Oil on canvas
120 x 100cm
SOLD
Electric Eel Oil on board,
50 x 50cm,
SOLD
Peruvian Lily 4 Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm
SOLD
Peruvian Lily Oil on canvas,
91 x 122cm
SOLD
Peruvian Lily 2 Oil on canvas,
180 x 90 cm (2 canvasses)
SOLD
Peruvian Lily 5 Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm
SOLD
Peruvian Lily 3 Oil on canvas,
70 x 70cm
SOLD
Drift Oil on canvas,
50 x 50cm
SOLD
Submerge Oil on board,
103 x 38.5cm
SOLD
Mortehoe Oil on canvas (2 canvasses)
220 x 100cm
Not for sale
Bob Oil on canvas
120 x 100cm,
SOLD