Brenda Hartill R E is a British painter, collage artist and printmaker. Her work explores the texture, pattern and light of the landscape, and ranges from finely drawn figurative works to bold, heavily embossed abstract images. Far the past 10 years she has been most interested in drawing abstract imagery from the landscape, rugged mountain erosion, structure of the land and the the dynamics of plant growth.  She loves the strong light and shadow of Southern Europe, and remote New Zealand, where she was brought up, as well as the gentler greyness of the light in London and Sussex. Many of her early more figurative works are still available, and are well represented in the portfolio collections here. She is based in her studio near Rye in East Sussex.

She is becoming increasingly interested in painting, creating a series of embossed watercolour paintings (see new works), as well as her mixed-media collage paintings using oil paint and encaustic wax .  Her recent work includes a series of unique monoprints, in muted colours, and black and white, and there is a strong element of embossing in the latest prints.

Previously her main medium has been print, both etching and collagraph, and she has written a book (available on Amazon) "Collagraph and mixed media printmaking" for A&C Black, which is now in its 5th printing.  She also recently produced a DVD, available direct from the studio.(see DVD section for details)

Contact Brenda for prices and framing details. (limited edition works and small paintings are priced on the website). Payment can be made on credit card via paypal.


Sat 9 and Sun 10 December
11am – 4.00pm

New unique paintings and prints
Many affordable small unique works and prints, framed and unframed
40% off many artist proofs
If the weather is bad, or you can’t manage this weekend,
make an appointment to visit at another time.


I have been invited to show work at this show

Fri 1Dec 10am-5pm, Sat 2 Dec, 10am -5pm and Sun 3 Dec 10am 3pm
at the
Tenterden Town Hall, 24 High St, Tenterden, TN30 6AN


Due to many enquiries about collagraph courses, we are considering organising several next year at my studio in Sussex. My printer Nicola Jackson, would be running them, and although I intend to take a back seat, I would still be involved with advice, demos and critiques.

Nicola has been my master printer for 12 years, and has worked closely with me on all aspects of making and printing collagraph. Get in touch if you would be interested in joining a course. Would a series of 2 day workshops suit you best (say Friday & Saturday for 3 weeks), or would you prefer a 5 day intensive course. We will probably start in March / April, then September/October.

If you would like to organise a group visit/demonstration/lecture at the studio we have special rates for groups of more than 10.  Brenda can also give talks in the South East for which there will be a charge.

Please note that all images shown on this website are subject to copyright.  Any unauthorised downloading for the purposes of reproduction is strictly prohibited.

It is now possible to order works directly from Brenda Hartill Prints, which are available post free in the UK or telephone 0044 (0)1424882942