After graduating with a B.A. in Art for Community from University of Surrey, Harwood has achieved great success with her figurative paintings, particularly in the field of portraiture. In 2004, Harwood was a finalist in the B.P. Portrait Awards in a year of record entries, and exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Since this monumental success, the artist has ha...d several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Fairfax Gallery in Chelsea. Harwood has specialized in the human form, as well as using her skills on her love of animals. More recently, the artist has worked successfully with mediums such as Linen & Stone, as well as experimenting with graphite and collage. The graphite work on linen requiring great skill in order to get the draft correct during her first attempt, whilst simultaneously interacting with the weave of the linen. Harwood's most recent works have involved a combination of illustration and micro -collage, which have rarely lasted long on the gallery walls. Artworks incorporate maps, which she sculpts and manipulates to form a 3-dimensional tree with stylised branches and leaves. The maps are still left visible and the locations are carefully chosen, such as in her London Map Trees. Each artwork is also encased with resin adding a final layer and sealing the fragile maps in place. Her latest works have sold out when exhibited at art fairs in London, New York and Hong Kong and her work continues to be largely collectable and in high demand.