Harinder Sahota is a figurative artist based in West London. She graduated from the University of Plymouth, having gained a first class honours degree in Illustration. Her professional career took her to Hong Kong, Singapore and London where she worked as an illustrator for various publishing houses and then a graphic designer.
For the last 12 years, Harinder has been teaching drawing and painting to adults and children at Harrow Arts Centre and the Heath Robinson Museum. Of her work she says, “I have always been an observer. There is nothing I like more than sitting and observing faces - seeing the way the light falls, where the shadows are and imaging how I would capture this in paint. My aim is to grasp the spirit of each sitter; not a photographic representation. 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.”