In my experience painting is not so much about a planned and finite outcome, but more of a response, exploration and discovery. As a consequence, the unearthing is enriched with an innocent surprise. Whenever I set out to paint, whatever the subject matter, it always feels as if I am painting for the first time. It quickly turns into a multi-dimensional education, where huge potential reveals itself within the subject matter, be it a bottle or a landscape, they become one and the same, a love affair of exquisite, abstract, subtle colour. It is the art of uncovering, of gaining perspective, of unravelling and adventuring which drives my insatiable passion. Always new.

My influences are rich and varied, from an early exploration in Tibetan Buddhism, to the Native American medicine tradition, to Hua Qigong, which I have practiced since my college days at Glasgow School of Art.

An ardent love of nature, wilderness, water and mountains brought me to Dartmoor, where I live now with my family, and the Scottish Highlands, my father’s birthplace and my home as a young child. These places have unashamedly become part of my repertoire. To balance the expansive qualities of the surrounding natural environment, I find great inspiration and symbolism in the more mediative and introspective objets trouvés, which become the illustrations of an inner enquiry.

Exhibitions to date:

May-Sept 2018                   Thelma hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon

Jan 2018                              Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London

Jan-Mar 2018                      Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset, Solo Exhibition

Aug-on-going                      The Ariundle Centre, Strontian, Scotland, Solo Exhibition

Dec 2017                             Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon

June-Sept 2017          The Russell Gallery, Putney, London

May 2017                          The Glorious Art House, Exeter, Solo Exhibition

Mar-April 2017              Artmill Gallery, Plymouth.

Nov 2016-Jan 2017        Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

Nov 2016                           Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London

June-Sept 2016           The Russell Gallery, Putney, London

June-Aug 2016                Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, Devon

June-Aug 2016                Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

Mar-April 2016               Hybrid Gallery, Honiton

Mar-April 2016           Green Hill Arts, Devon

Jan 2015-Mar 2016      Gagliardi Gallery, Chelsea, London

Sept 2015-Feb 2016     Whitewood Gallery, Devon

May 2013-Nov 2015     Bizzy Be Gallery, Exeter

Sept-Oct 2015              Exeter, Southwest Academy

September 2015           Devon Open Studios

June 2015                           The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol

October 2014                     Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth

Sept-Oct 2014                Thelma Hubert Gallery, Honiton   

September 2014               Devon Open Studios

July 2014                          The Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea, London

Mar - Aug 2014                The Old School House, Antiques and Art, Ashburton

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014     R E Bucheli Fine Art, Bristol

September 2013                  Gloss Gallery, Exeter

Feb - Sept 2013            Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

December 2012              Gallery 41, Watchet, Somerset

November 2012                Gloss Gallery, Exeter

September 2012              Devon Open Studios

December 2011          Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

October 2011                  Birdwood House, Totnes

September 2011                Exeter Castle. South West Academy

September 2011               Devon Open Studios 

August 2009                  Birdwood House, Totnes

February 2006               Birdwood House, Totnes

2004                           Bristol Arts Trail

1994                                  The Hope Centre, Bristol

1993                                  RWA, Bristol. Open Exhibition

1992                                    The Happening Gallery, Bristol

1992                                  Minto Studios, Bristol

1990                                    Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


Vogue Magazine        May 2016

World of Interiors     March 2016

World of Interiors     January 2016

World of Interiors     June 2015

World of Interiors    February   2015

Tatler Magazine        December  2014

Vogue Magazine       November  2014


Henrietta is currently studying for an MA in Painting at Plymouth College of Art, Devon, UK.

Her work and trajectory are changing hugely, so what you see on this website are examples of previous work. (See image opposite for an example of new MA work).

If you are interested in seeing more current work or other examples of older work and work for sale please contact Henrietta through the contact page on this website.