Image of Philomena Harmsworth Title in Mistral Font

Creative Explorer & Method Artist

Portrait Photo of Philomena Harmsworth in front of a painting

I did my formal training in London at Camberwell College of Art and then at Wimbledon. I trained as a theatre designer but just kept coming back to paint, after all, painting was my first love. I still like to sketch and the whole craft aspect of art. We all love to people watch! Although it’s almost less about how people actually look, more about capturing how they are. I also sit outside, well really only in good weather, and paint actual scenes from life. All this collated imagery becomes a visual symbolism that feeds into my narrative paintings: images that tell stories. I have exhibited in London, Dorset, Brighton and Lewes. I was then fortunate enough to have been invited to exhibit at Farley Farm House, Home of the Surrealists. I learnt about these artists in my school textbooks so I was over the moon to be hanging my work in a building next door to giants of Modernism! I invited the mayor of Lewes to open the exhibition, he agreed and then bought a painting of Bonfire Night over Lewes and the Ooze.


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