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Biography

Artist Biography

Fine artist, Printmaker. 

MA, Maine USA, BA Hons. Fine Art KIAD, Foundation Camberwell, London  

Print Fellowship City & Guilds London, 2021, Currently Print Tutor Putney Art School.

Member of Wilderness Art Collective www.wildernessart.org

 

Catherine’s first studio was at Brancepeth Castle in Durham, home of artists, poets and musicians in 1993. Before this, she completed a Foundation at Camberwell school of Art and Degree in fine art KIAD in Kent in 1986 and after working as an artist and environmental educator travelled to Maine USA, completed an MA 1998 at the University and took part in innovative research into Contemporary Printmaking materials.

She returned to UK and lives in West Sussex, creating art work from the Green Print Studio leading Art Walks on the South Downs and teaching Printmaking at Mill Street Etching studio, Suffolk, Putney School of Art, London & independently.

 

In 2000 Catherine received a Year of  The Artist award with her community project Body Image which has since featured in publications such as Juno Magazine 2008 and Body Talk 'Whose language? 2019 by Jennifer Patterson.

She has exhibited widely, notably at the RA Summer Exhibition 2015, and Tomorrow’s Child exhibition Houses of Parliament 2016 and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fairs 20017-21.

Printmaking 

Catherine creates light filled energetic etchings and mono prints based on drawings made on coastal walks and visits to ancient sites. Observing nature and responding to seasonal changes are an important part of her response to walking in natural landscapes.


As a member of the Wilderness Art Collective, Catherine aims to promote discussion and engagement in the natural world.  She is participating in a residency on the Isle of Skye in October 2022.

During Lockdown 2020 Catherine was part of the curation team, organising and promoting a virtual gallery and events for the 'Wilderness For The Mind' online Exhibition which included 31 artists from the wilderness Art Collective with including live interviews and demonstrations which connected people with nature through a virtual platform during the pandemic.

 

‘Wavescapes’, is a series of etchings, music and videos, initiated a collaboration with a new minimalist composer Matt Gooderson. The work was created during the Covid Pandemic Lockdown and expressing a longing for the sea combining art and music inspired by the propelling energy found in waves. The album was released in June 2020 available on Bandcamp @playinthesystem, using 'Möbius wave' as its cover.  This work featured in Printmaking Today 2021.

 

"Having my work used as a music album cover is a dream come true for me, having the music inspired by my art has taken it into another dimension."

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