About Harriet Peachey
Harriet Peachey is a British artist currently documenting the coastline of Great Britain.
Having studied Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Harriet then went on to study photography in Brighton, and it was this very coastline where her love for the sea began. She would spend hours walking the beaches, photographing the vast seas and open skies, familiarizing herself with the rugged and beautiful coast.
She is currently focusing on the Kent coast in particular, where she now lives with her husband and two children. It is here she can be found, making drawings and taking photographs prior to returning to her studio where she then creates her original art works.
Harriet has recently discovered a new movement within her art practice by incorporating naturally sourced materials, which she discovers on the local beaches. Becoming aware of the environmental cost of synthetic art supplies, she is starting to make a conscious shift towards using organic products within her paintings. On her coastal walks she started to source chalk, brick, charcoal, seaweeds and plants and transformed these natural materials into pigments by grinding, burning or drying. Harriet could see the relationship starting between these sustainable pigments and her coastal paintings and how they work in harmony with one another. There is beauty within the natural raw process and there are still many more techniques to learn. Harriet is determined to have all her new coastal works made purely from handmade pigments and inks very soon.