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Harriet Eagle

I studied Fine Art and the History of Art as part of a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Natal, Pietermarizburg, in South Africa (1983-86), and Graphic Design at the Berkshire College of Art & Design (1990-92).  Then followed a career as a graphic designer at Oxford University Press and I continued working as a freelance designer in Oxford whilst raising a family.

During this time I returned to painting more seriously.  I have attended numerous courses and workshops in and around Oxford – Brookes University, Royal Academy of Art and at the School of Painting in St Ives – exploring various techniques and processes whilst developing my own style.  In 2016 I was accepted on the Intensive Development Porthmeor Programme at the School of Painting in St Ives and have exhibited with various galleries over the years.

I am striving to capture the light and essence of my subject, whether a seascape or still life, and to create a harmony and “stillness” in the finished piece.  I love the possibilities of charcoal and paint and being absorbed in the creative process.