Harriet was born in 1975 and began drawing and painting at an early age, encouraged by her mother; herself an accomplished artist. Having won an art scholarship to Charterhouse School in 1992, Harriet went on to gain a degree in English and Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University.
Following her degree, Harriet saved to move to Florence and begin her studies at the Charles Cecil Studios where she learnt to draw in a measured and classical manner and to paint the portrait. She won a scholarship enabling her to extend her studies in Florence and eventually was offered and accepted a teaching position which allowed her to finsh her third year.
Having returned to the United Kingdom in 2001 Harriet began showing her work in London. Her participation in a three-man show in Shepherd's Market, Mayfair brought her to the attention of Panter and Hall's Gallery who took a series of her work around the London art fairs.
Subsequently, Harriet was invited to take part in an exhibition show-casing the work of three young artists at the Petley Fine Art Gallery on Cork Street in London. This led to her first solo show at the same gallery in 2006.
Harriet is most interested in capturing movement, light and tone in an impressionistic way and continues to paint a wide range of subjects. She draws her inspiration from both 19th century and contemporary representational artists.