Harriet was born in England but spent her early childhood and formative years in the Caribbean island of Barbados. She earned scholarships to study an International Baccalaureate at the United World College (UWC-USA) in New Mexico and a Bachelor's degree at Earlham College, Indiana, before completing her Master of Fine Arts from Newcastle University in the UK. Her international background and education has greatly influenced her artistic practice and left a colorful imprint.
Full Artist Statement
You could split my artistic career into three chapters. The first chapter, picture a very young and enthusiastic artist selling paintings of flora in several art galleries on the island where I grew up, Barbados. The second chapter would be an academic one with series produced while I studied for my Master of Fine Arts Degree in Newcastle. Born in England, I had an interest in cultural studies and examined my own experience of (un)belonging.