Artist of the Week: Harinder Sahota

Harinder is an exciting and versatile artist whose genres span portraiture, landscape and still life. Her beautiful watercolours and oils range from the subtle and thoughtful to the vibrant and dynamic. 

In 2022, Harinder decided to take a break from teaching and is now fully immersed in developing her own work. She has a particular interest in faces and people, believing that the painted portrait speaks to people in a way that the written word and photography cannot.

About her work, Harinder says,

“I have always been an observer. There is nothing I like more than sitting observing faces – seeing the way the light falls, where the shadows are and imaging how I would capture this in paint. As the philosopher Aristotle has been attributed to say “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance; for this, and not the external mannerism and detail, is true art.” 

This has always resonated with me, as I have striven for depth in my painting, rather than surface.”

For more information about Harinder visit her Harrow Open Studios page here.