Angela Harding was born in 1960 in Stoke -on-Trent. She studied Fine Art Printmaking and painting at Leicester Polytechnic followed by an MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.

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The recurring inspiration for Angela's work is the flora and fauna of the British countryside. Her studio looks out over the farmland landscape of Rutland. Fields of sheep and the soft greens, greys and blues of this land form the backdrop for her paintings and prints.

Angela does not strive for a literal portrait but attempts to capture the mood and atmosphere of her surroundings. There is an allegorical aspect which references British painting of the 30's, 40's and 50's and artists such as Eric Ravillious, David Jones, and Winifred Nicholson.

Selected Exhibitions

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate

Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall

Cambridge Contemporary Art

Ainscough Contemporary Art

White Space Art

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Twenty Twenty, Much Wenlock

Publications

Garden's Illustrated Magazine

Country Living Magazine

Commissions

Faber & Faber Nature Poets - Ted Hughes & John Keats

Faber & Faber - P D James - 10 book cover illustrations

Penguin - The Salt Path

Batsford Book - How to Look at Nature - Paul Evans

Currently working on - Bird Watch for Bloomsbury Publications