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.
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.
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
Garden's Illustrated Magazine
Country Living Magazine
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