Henrietta studied a Fine Art Degree at the School of Art, Wolverhapmton Polytechnic, where she specialised in Sculpture and Print and was taught by Anish Kapoor and Nicola Hicks, both of whom had an enormous impact on her as an art student.
Henrietta has, over the years, won many prestigious awards for her innovative works and her clever use of colour and line, the former gaining her the ‘George Pickard award’ from the Leicester Society of Artists (2010) and in the same year the ‘Printmakers Printmaker’ award from the National Printmaking event ‘Printfest’ in Ulverston Cumbria.
Henrietta Corbett is currently Artist in Residence at Derby University and has recently been awarded their ‘Artist of the Year’ 2014.
The rural landscapes of my home county of North Leicestershire and the coastal region of South West Ireland are the inspiration for my landscape imagery. The landscape markings made by animal tracks, man’s machinery and weather erosion have influenced my approach to the making of both paintings and prints. They all lend their patterns to abstract interpretation of landscape shapes, and documenting these, sometimes very subtle ‘scars’ on the land is something that I am continually fascinated by.