Heidi Harrington

Biography


Education

1988                    Spent 3 months in Spain, making copies from Velasquez paintings at The Prado and                            in museums just outside of Madrid.

1985-1988           University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, BA(Honours) in Fine Art

1984-1985           St Albans College of Art and Design, Foundation Course

1977-1984           Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (9 'O' levels, 3 'A' levels)



Awards
  
2005                    The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada

1989                    The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada

1988                    The Richard Ford Award, The Royal Academy of Arts, London.



Solo Exhibitions

2004                    Stand-up Sitting, Riverside Studios, London

2000                    Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire

2000                    Radisson-Edwardian Pastoria Hotel, Leicester Square, London

1999                    Radisson-Edwardian Marlborough Hotel, London

1993                    Greenwich Theatre, London

1992                    European Festival, Broxbourne Civic Centre, Herts

1990                    Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Herts

1989                    Copies from the Prado, Long Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1989                    Sketches of Spain, Grey's Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne



Selected Group Exhibitions        

2004                    Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2002                    New Haven Arts Club, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

2000                    Bennett Galleries, Knoxville Tennessee, USA

2000                    Size Isn't Everything, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1999                    Millennium Wing Opening Exhibition, Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Eastleigh, Hamphire

1999                    Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

1999                    Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

1998                    Summer Exhibition, Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire

1996                    Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1995-1997            BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

1994-1996            Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

1993                    Cooling Gallery, Cork Street, London

1992                    Migrane Images, St Martin's Gallery, London

1987                    Spotlight on the Collection, Laing City Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne



Selected Portrait Commissions

       Terry Jones (Monty Python)
       Nick Faldo (British Golfer)
       Ronnie Corbett OBE
       Jimmy Tarbuck
       Nigel Planer
       Jenny Eclair
       Hattie Hayridge
       Dave Schneider
       Helen  Atkinson Wood
       Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen)
       Stephen Frost
       Robert Krulwich (ABC TV/NPR radio)
        


'I see painting portraits as a bit like creating a short film on canvas. The painter is distilling
expressions from the sitter over a space of time but these are contained in one still image.
I think a portrait works best when you feel the sitter's thoughts are unfolding in front of you, replaying moments of themselves in time'.