Figurative, traditional oil paintings in a timeless style.
My original paintings are in private collections across ten countries. My commissions are now proudly hung in five. And, I've exhibited in two.
The United Kingdom, The United States, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Greece, Denmark and Albania.
"We had a painting commissioned by Harriet of our time in London and are thrilled with it! Harriet was so professional to deal with and worked so hard to get the piece perfect for us including making trips to the location to find the perfect vista as we now live in Australia. We have added it to our other piece by Harriet and have also displayed one of the three studies she did before the main piece as the quality was so good! It is a wonderful piece which we will treasure and remind us of this special time in our lives. I would highly recommend entrusting Harriet with your art vision." - Lucie, Australia
"Harriet’s painting arrived in a timely fashion and she was communicative with me throughout the entire process and continually asked for my feedback. The painting was beautiful and made for a wonderful gift. Thank you Harriet" - Christopher, USA
"The painting arrived and I am so thrilled! Harriet is a wonderful figurative artist. She worked on a recent commission for me, a gift for friends, and I am so pleased with the painting - it is such a special present. The commission process with Harriet was seamless, with lots of updates and opportunity for me to input into the final piece if I wanted. The final painting is beautiful" - Fiona, Australia
Gallery quality materials and techniques
Oil Paint - I use artist-grade water-mixable oil paint. They are safer and offer the same depth of color, lightfastness and permanence as conventional oil paints.
Primed Wood Panels - I prepare panels with a sealant and primer. This preparation process ensures the paintings are archival.
Varnish - I apply a layer of varnish to every finished piece. The varnish protects the painting, enhances the colours, and allows the paint to continue oxidising.
A one-of-a-kind custom painting that will last for generations
Framing your painting
Design - Choose a frame material, colour and size that complements your style, home, and the painting itself. Paintings on board can be framed in traditional or floating styles.
Protection - Specialist frames can protect the painting from heat, pollution and UV.
Hanging - Choose larger fixings than you think are necessary for added stability.
Hanging your painting
Avoiding Damage - Avoid heat, humidity, and direct sunlight when choosing the location to hang your oil painting.
Finding the Right Spot - Hang paintings at eye level and maintain a consistent spacing between the pictures.
Consider the Walls - Take into account any obstacles such as pipes, wires, or the need for specialty tools.
Caring for your painting
Dust - Use a soft brush or lint cloth regularly to remove dust from your oil painting to prevent buildup. Avoid feather dusters, dust cloths, damp cloths, or cleaning chemicals that can scratch or damage the painting.
Aerosols - Avoid using aerosols or fine mist cleaning products near the painting.
Varnish - Oil paintings have a protective coat of varnish on top of the paint.Varnish helps protect against dust and pollution, creating a barrier for cleaning.
An expert and professional service
From idea, through my brushes, to your wall.
Three steps to your dream painting
1) Booking and agreement
After you enquire, we will discuss availability and the details of the commission.
Next, I will send you a commission agreement to digitally sign. You'll then receive an invoice via Paypal. A first instalment of 20% is due in order to secure the commission spot.
Then, we will work together to figure out precisely what you want…
2) Sketches and concept
When I start your commission, the most important thing is to work out exactly what you want.
I spend a week exploring concepts and compositions with sketches and small paintings. I send you photos of these and incorporate your feedback.
Then, I start on the final piece….
3) Final piece and delivery
I send you regular progress photos so you can give feedback. We make sure your painting is exactly what you envisioned.
Once it's finished, the second instalment of the invoice is due.
Your painting is left to dry for a few weeks before I apply a coat of protective varnish. Then, it’s packaged securely and shipped express with full tracking.
Then, you can frame, hang and admire your custom painting forever!
Prices and sizes
My commissions are priced at £7.50 per square inch + £200 base price.
Any shape or size is available. This size guide gives you some example sizes that are often requested.
The price includes secure packaging and tracked global shipping.
A 20% instalment is required to book in the commission. All payment is via Paypal invoice.
All prices are in British pounds.
I accept one commission per month - you get my undivided attention. There are only a few spots left for this year and next.