Henrietta Graham (B.1971) trained at Parsons School of Art in Paris and The Thomas Heatherly School of Fine Art in London and has been successfully exhibiting and selling internationally for the past 20 years. Her subject matter is as diverse as her sitters, patrons, and collectors. Among those include, Gordon Ramsay, George Lazenby, Joel Cadbury, Michael Winner, Richard Burrows, Jack Nicholson, Sherlock Interiors and Chervak Property developers. Her work is primarily oil on canvas.
Henrietta was selected for her Portrait of James Martin in the BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and selected for the 2016 exhibition
of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at The Mall Galleries.
Alongside commissions her work chronicles her extensive travelling from bullfights in Mexico, fishermen in Greece, Masai tribes men in Kenya, holy men and musicians of India and fishermen of Venice.
1998 Leighton House Open show, London, Prizewinner
1998 Royal Overseas club, coverage of her work for save the Rhino broadcasted by SKY TV.
2004 Group Exhibition Crossing Gate Gallery, Hampshire
2005 Group Exhibition Neville Fine Art, Hampshire.
2005 Group Exhibition Out of the Blue. Cornwall.
2005 Solo show of eight paintings of Gordon Ramsay & Chefs at Claridges, London.
2006 Solo show ‘Images of India ‘ at The Arndean Gallery, Cork Street London.
2004-6 Chelsea Art Show
2004-7 ART Edinburgh,
2008-9 Art Open Birmingham. At The NEC
2009-2011 Private commission for Chervak Property Developers, Belgravia, London.
2014 The BP Portrait Award at The National Gallery in London
2014 The BP Portrait Award The National Gallery in Edinburgh
2015 Thompsons Portrait show, London.
2016 The Royal Society of Portrait Galleries at The Mall Galleries, London.
Henrietta is currently working on a book provisionally titled ‘A Portrait of the Great Chefs of Britain’- 50 of the top chefs in the country are collaborating with her on the book including Raymond Blanc OBE, Michel Roux Junior, Michael Caines MBE, Gary Rhodes, Pierre Koffmann and Fergus Henderson.
“ Every painting unintentionally is biographical. Through experience and reflection an expression evolves of what I have studied, thought, believed and discovered (particularly through my travelling). The intuitive cultures and minds I have encountered have increasingly reinforced my belief that a rigid quest for reality can rebuke the exuberance of early work and it is precisely the compulsion inwards to explore the infinite
depths of the soul in which the central principle of creation is reflected.”