Henrietta Charteris


Henrietta Charteris is a Scottish-born contemporary figurative painter, specialising in oil.

She has lived in California, France, Singapore and the UK, all of which have influenced her work.

Following a degree in French, Henrietta trained in Fine Art and painting at Newcastle College of Art, The Heatherley Art School, Chelsea, and London Fine Art Studios. She held a debut solo show in London in 2008 which was a sell out, and has gone on to exhibit in London, Singapore, Hampshire, East Anglia and Scotland, She has twice been selected for the New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Henrietta paints with freedom and energy, predominantly ‘en plein air’, but also in the studio, where she builds on these landscapes to produce more dream-like scenes that often feature figures and objects such as a lone canoe on a lake, or family members from camping trips in North America where she lived as a child. Whilst the notion of landscape underpins most of her work, these studio-based paintings explore the nature of memory and the imagination, and she hopes the viewer will be able to project their own stories onto the canvas. Influences include Peter Doig, Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn and Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Painting for Henrietta is a powerful vehicle for creative and emotional expression. She hopes you will enjoy her work and maybe find something on her site that you would like to live with..


You can follow her work and creative journey on Instagram at henriettacharterispainter , and Facebook at Henrietta Charteris Art.


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Villa delle Rose, Singapore

2016 Pond Hall Farm Studios, Suffolk

2014 Pond Hall Farm Studios, Suffolk

2008 The Lennox Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions

2022 ArtEast Annual Exhibition, Framlingham, Suffolk

2021 The Watermill Gallery Christmas Show, Aberfeldy

2016 SAS Brushstrokes Art Show, Sudbury, Suffolk

2014 New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

2014 Macmillan Cancer Exhibition, Oxfordshire

2013 New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

2013 Resipole Gallery at the Drey Summer Show, Cambridgeshire

2013 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London

2012 Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, Scotland

2012 Grandy Art, The Affordable Art Fair, London

2012 Josie Eastwood Fine Art Summer Show, Hampshire

2011 CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace – Exhibition of Scottish landscapes and wildlife

2011 Resipole at the Drey, Summer Exhibition, Cambridgeshire

2011 The Chelsea Arts Society Annual Exhibition, London

2011 Resipole at the Drey, Spring Exhibition, Cambridgeshire

2010 ART LONDON, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

2010 The Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 The Shackleton Foundation, St James’s

2010 Josie Eastwood Fine Art – The Spring Exhibition, Hampshire

2009 Quarrelwood Art & Antiques, Dumfries

2008 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London

2010 – 2012 The House of Bruar Gallery, Perthshire

Permanent collection – Ruffer LLP Investment Services, Edinburgh