My formative years were spent training at Ballet School and then I spent a season with the National Youth Theatre. Subsequently, acting and modelling took me from London to Rome. Whilst living there with my late husband, artist Michael Harrison (1948-1983), he encouraged me to paint and taught me to develop my watercolour technique, and my life changed direction.
After Michael died, a period of worldwide travel followed, sketchbook in hand, and I found Nepal and Japan especially inspirational. My hanko was carved for me in Tokyo - it is my unique form of ‘Harrison’ in ancient Japanese script which has been part of my signature since.
I have exhibited in Italy, France, Scotland, the Cotswolds and London (including the Medici Gallery, Chelsea Arts Club and in open shows at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and the Royal Watercolour Society).
My love of theatre and dance has brought me back to sketching and painting dancers in rehearsal and musicians at work.
My association with a luxury travel company based in the south of France has given me opportunities to return to Italy and France to paint in the beautiful Mediterranean light, and more recently to paint in Morocco.
I regularly undertake commissions, and am happy to discuss any ideas or requirements you may have, and overseas shipments can be arranged.
I now live in a converted silk mill in Broadway (hence all the ducks…) and my studio there was once my mother’s pottery studio.
Please drop me an email if you would like to arrange a visit or discuss a commission: firstname.lastname@example.org