Harriet Bright lives in the small town of Paekakariki, and works full time as an artist.

In 2010 she won New Zealand's 'Adam Award for Portraiture', and was a finalist in the New Zealand art show's signature awards.

She has regular solo exhibitions, focused in the Wellington region. Her most recent exhibition has been  2 person show, '2 painters-one passion', at the New Zealand portrait gallery, with Elspeth Shannon.