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Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris was born in Ashford, Kent in 1981 and currently works from her studio in Folkestone. She studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, during which time she worked as a studio assistant for the artist Tom Wood, whose work is featured in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. At the age of 21, she won the BP Portrait Award in 2003 with a painting of her grandmother and later that year graduated with a 1st class Honours degree in Fine Art.

Charlotte has exhibited throughout the UK and in London including at the ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries; Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Arts; The Hart Gallery, Islington; Affordable Art Fair, Battersea and Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells.

Charlotte’s painting of Dame Vivien Duffield was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to form part of their primary collection. Further notable commissions include portraits of the Rt. Rev. Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford, Sir Peter Jonas, the Staatsintendant of the Bavarian State Opera, Lord David Rowe-Beddoe and Brenda Billington, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

PRIZES

2010 ING Purchase Prize Winner, First Prize Winner, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2003 First Prize, BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, First Prize Winner

HONOURS

2014 Honorary Doctorate of the Arts, Leeds Metropolitan University

EXHIBITIONS

2013-14 Regular Exhibitor, Beaux Arts, Bath

2012 Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2011 Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece. Summer Salon Show

2011 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2011 London Art Fair, Islington

2010 ING Purchase Prize Winner, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London

2010 The Affordable Art Fair, London and New York

2009-12 Regular exhibitor, Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

2009 A Realist Exhibition, Folkestone.

2009 The Affordable Art Fair, London.

2009 A-Gallery, Wimbledon, London. Portrait Prize Painters Exhibition.

2008 The Affordable Art Fair, London.

2007-8 The Grocery Gallery, Folkestone. Mixed exhibition.

2006 Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable. Mixed exhibition.

2005 Art File Gallery, Oxford. Mixed Exhibition

2005 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford. Demonstrator of portrait painting and exhibitor

2004 Hart Gallery, 113 Upper Street, Islington, London. An exhibition of a number of works, as part of a mixed show

2004 The Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Arts, London. An annual exhibition which also tours to Falmouth, Cornwall

2003 ‘Headstrong’ A group exhibition of various artists with an emphasis on portraiture, 4 Bedford Row, London

2003 Northern Graduate Exhibition, the New Academy Gallery, London

2003 BP Portrait Award, the National Portrait Gallery, London, First Prize Winner

2003 “Zero Three” Final year degree show, Leeds Metropolitan University

2002 The Gascoigne Gallery Painting Prize, the Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley – Highly Commended

2002 ‘From Time to Time’. A joint exhibition with Richard Baker, Fine Art Gallery, Leeds Metropolitan University

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Portrait of Dame Vivien Duffield, National Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait of Sir Peter Jonas, State Opera House, Munich

Portrait of Leanne Creighton, Louise Sweeney and Anne-Marie Watkinson, Leeds Metropolitan University

Portrait of Emma Beith outside Carnegie Hall, Leeds Metropolitan University

NOTABLE COMMISSIONS

2009 Portrait of Brenda Billington, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

2008 Portrait of Lord David Rowe-Beddoe

2007 Portrait of Leanne Creighton, Louise Sweeney and Anne-Marie Watkinson, commissioned by Leeds Metropolitan University

2007 Portrait of Emma Beith outside Carnegie Hall, commissioned by Leeds Metropolitan University

2006 Portrait of Willet Fernando, commissioned by Standard Chartered

2006 Portrait of Dame Vivien Duffield, part of the collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London

2006 Portrait of Sir Peter Jonas, Artistic Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper

2006 Portrait of Sigrid Rausing

2006 Portrait of the Rt. Rev. Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford

2003 Portrait of Vernon Scannell, West Yorkshire based poet, known for his wartime and love poetry

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2000-2003 Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
First Class Honours, BA Fine Art

1999-2000 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies

2001-2004 Studio assistant to critically acclaimed portrait and figurative artist Tom Wood (www.tomwood-painter.com); his portraits of the Prince of Wales and Sir Robert Winston hang in the National Portrait Gallery.

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