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Hetty Haxworth

Hetty Haxworth
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My prints document the movement of light over the local landscape, capturing a moment in colour. Regular furrows and pylon lines provide stripes, ploughed fields provide a colourful patchwork and framing this scene are the man-made structures, the rigid lines of fences and the cattle barns, turning the landscape into a geometric study.
I live in rural Aberdeenshire and the weather has a huge effect on the terrain. Some days the fields and stretches of water are lit up by a shaft of bright light and the tones of the colours change completely. When I return to my studio each day, I turn my memory of the composition into a collage or drawing and then eventually into a print.
I love the immediacy of making a monoprint. I like the vibrancy of the oil based ink, building up texture and often adjusting colours by overprinting extra tones to make the hues vibrate against each other. Usually, only at the end, when it is all printed, does the effect reveal itself. For me the simplicity of the work comes from a direct feeling, a response to a moment.

Oxford born, Hetty Haxworth studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. Her work has been shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, The Scottish Society of Artists and selected touring shows to Ohio, Australia, LA, Denmark and Brussels. She now lives and works
Solo and two person shows

2021 Double Solo show at Tatha Gallery with Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
2019 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio
2017 Two person show at Brechin Town House Museum, Angus
2015 Solo show at o3 Gallery , Oxford
2014 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio
2011 Two person Exhibition, Brechin Town House Museum, Brechin, Angus
2008 Exhibition at Lennox Gallery,Fulham - London
2007 Solo show at Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy
2006 Solo show at Roomspace Gallery - Glasgow
Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford
2005 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio – Glasgow
Solo show at Peacock Visual Arts - Aberdeen
2004 Solo show at Dundee Contemporary Arts - Dundee
2003 Solo show at 39 Essex Street - London
2002 Solo show at Jelly Leg’d Arts Centre - Reading
Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford
2001 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio - Glasgow
Two person show at The Wiseman Gallery - Oxford
2000 Two person show at The Jelly Leg’d Chicken Gallery - Reading
Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford
1999 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio - Glasgow
1998 Two person show at House for Artlovers - Glasgow
A slice of moon
  • Hetty Haxworth
  • A slice of moon
  • Mono Print
A suden wash of sun
  • Hetty Haxworth
  • A suden wash of sun
  • Screenprinting
A sunlit glade
  • Hetty Haxworth
  • A sunlit glade
  • Screenprinting
White moon
  • Hetty Haxworth
  • White moon
  • Screenprinting
Sharp golden light
  • Hetty Haxworth
  • Sharp golden light
  • Monotype