The subject matter for Harriet Moore Ballard's paintings comes from two places: the indoor home life, and the outdoor life of nature and experiences. She puts these ideas into a grab bag of images that can be accessed during the process of painting.
The roots of her art come from the abstract ideas of been Nicholson, Matisse, and Braque, which she was exposed to while living in London and Provence in an earlier life.
Building a house in Mexico in the 1990’s introduced her to a structural discipline as well as random on-the-spot decisions which influence her artistic process; for example a grid pattern with a spontaneous splotch of paint. She also likes contrasts in imagery such as mixing abstract marks with recognizable forms. Although her medium of choice is oil, she is currently experimenting with ink, acrylic, collage, silkscreen and digital technology.
Harriet has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA from the Instituto de Allende, an affiliate of the University of Guanajuato. Her paintings are in many collections in New England including the New Britain Museum of American Art, as well as other parts of the United States, Europe and Mexico.