Angela Harding

Since her training in Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic and specialising in printmaking at Nottingham Trent University, Angela Harding has continued her fine art practice, as well as working professionally within the arts and raising a family.

She has lived in Rutland (the smallest county in the UK) since 1988. For the past 10 years she has worked solely at her art practice in the village of Wing – which is very apt for a women inspired by birds. Her studio at the bottom of the garden houses all she needs to make my work, including a recently acquired Rochat Albion press.

British birds have inspired Angela since her days as a student when she would gather road kill on her cycle to college and then spend hours drawing them and turning the drawings into etchings. She has a love for familiar garden birds, as well as Curlews, Redshanks and other seabirds.

Over recent years Angela has worked as an illustrator for Gardens Illustrated, BBC Countryfile and Country Living Magazine.