Imogen Hartridge


My artistic career began when I decided, at the age of four, to use my mum’s brand new face flannel as a painting rag. Needless to say she was unimpressed by my actions but quite impressed by the outcomes. After A Levels I undertook a Diploma in Foundation Studies at Winchester School of Art before completing a degree in Product Design at Central Saint Martins. I began my working career as a freelance designer before going on to complete a PGCE in Art & Design. I worked as a teacher of Art in secondary schools for 15 years, moving to Surrey with my husband 10 years ago. After our twins were born I returned to my first passion of painting and now exhibit as a member of the Dorking Group of Artists and The Studio, Leatherhead. I also try to paint en plein air whenever I can. I frequently work in oil paint often capturing the beauty of the Surrey Hills and surrounding areas. I tend to work in a more expressive style using palette knives and rich colours. When the kids are at school you’ll often find me walking in the Surrey Hills armed with my sketchbook, camera and my rescue dogs. I won Bronze at the Bacchus Art Prize in 2019 I was awarded Highly Commended in the Wild Surrey Exhibition 2019 I took part in the 158th Annual Society Of Women Artists Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London in September 2019