Harriet is the mother of three beautiful children
and the wife of a 'love-life' husband. An artist that primarily paints in acrylic and oil, Harriet also loves to experiment with new techniques. When she isn't making original art in her home studio located in Safety Harbor, you can find her enjoying parks and beaches and making memories with her family.
Full Artist Statement
Born in England and raised in Barbados, I am interested in cultural studies and examine my own experience of (un)belonging in my art practice. I grew up a child of British expatriates, and a minority on a small Caribbean island.
I spoke with a British accent and ate mostly British food, but danced to calypso music and went to Barbadian schools. If our earliest experiences shape our personalities we carry into adulthood, and Barbados was such an important part of my upbringing, am I considered part of the Caribbean diaspora? Or will I always be viewed as British? Am I either the English cup of tea, or the sugar, both or neither?