Biography

Henrietta grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, a place that has inspired her love of landscapes throughout her life.

Henrietta drew from a young age, and upon receiving a box of oil paints aged 14, she taught herself to paint, sitting on the banks of the River Dee below her home in Aberdeenshire. She demonstrated natural creative flair and a passion for drawing and painting from the outset, and would spend her weekends at school in the art block whilst her friends were chasing boys in Windsor.

Henrietta did an Art Foundation course at Newcastle Art College, completed a French degree from Newcastle University with a year living in the Pyrenees, and later returned to art, attending the Heatherley Art School followed by four years at the Lavender Hill Studios Fine Art school in London studying in the atelier tradition of drawing and painting. She held a successful debut solo exhibition in London in 2008 and has since painted landscapes prolifically on site across Britain and beyond, and more recently in South East Asia where she lives with her young family. She has exhibited with galleries in London, Hampshire, Suffolk and Scotland, and has twice been selected for the New English Art Club Annual open exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

Henrietta works predominantly from life; her paintings are a direct emotional response to nature and her physical environment and she enjoys the immediacy and energy that plein-air painting brings her work. She is motivated by the infinite exciting opportunities that oil paint creates in capturing the ever-changing effects of light, weather and seasons and the subtle hues of nature. She can often be found outside at her easel in precarious places, on a mission to paint a scene that has captured her imagination. Inspirations include Ivon Hitchens, Peter Doig and Tom Hammick. For Henrietta, painting is a powerful vehicle for creative expression and a natural response to the rhythms of the soul. Apart from when walking up Scottish mountains or skiing, she feels most alive when outdoors in the elements with her paints.

Henrietta lives in Singapore where the tropical surroundings and juxtaposition of old colonial against new architecture excite her visual curiosity. She also loves to travel to nearby Asian countries to paint. You can follow her journey on social media at henriettajordan art

'The hand is the dancer following the rhythm of the disturbances of the soul. When the soul is dead, the hand knows nothing' - Chaim Soutine




Training and Exhibitions

2005-2009 The Lavender Hill Studios Fine Art School, London

2004 The Heatherley Art School, Chelsea

1999-2003 French, Newcastle University

1998 - 1999 Art Foundation Course, Newcastle College of Art



Solo Exhibitions

2016 Solo Show, Pond Hall Farm Studios, Suffolk

2014 Solo Show, Pond Hall Farm Studios, Suffolk

2008 Solo Show, The Lennox Gallery, Moore Park Road, London



Group Exhibitions

2014 New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London

2014 Macmillan Cancer Exhibition, Oxfordshire

2013 New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London

2013 Resipole Gallery at the Drey, Summer Show, Cambridgeshire

2013 Group Exhibition, 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair London

2012 Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, Scotland

2012 The Affordable Art Fair, London - Grandy Art

2012 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Summer Show, Hampshire

2011 CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace - Exhibition of Scottish landscapes and wildlife

2011 Resipole at the Drey, Summer Exhibition, Cambridgeshire

2011 The Chelsea Arts Society Annual Exhibition, London

2011 Resipole at the Drey, Spring Exhibition, Cambridgeshire

2010 ART LONDON, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

2010 The Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 The Shackleton Foundation, St James's

2010 Josie Eastwood Fine Art - The Spring Exhibition, Hampshire

2009 Quarrelwood Art & Antiques, Dumfries

2008 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London

2010 - 2012 The House of Bruar Gallery, Perthshire

Permanent collection - Ruffer LLP Investment Services, Edinburgh