Fine artist, Printmaker.
MA, Maine USA, BA Hons. Fine Art KIAD, Foundation Camberwell, London
Print Fellow City & Guilds London, Print Tutor Putney Art School.
Member of Wilderness Art Collective
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 at the University and took part in innovative research into Contemporary Printmaking materials.
She returned to UK in 1998 and has since set up her own Green Print Studio from where she works, leads Art Walks and teaches. She has a family with 3 children and lives in West Sussex.
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 20017-20.
During Lockdown 2020, she was part of the curation team, organising and promoting events for the 'Wilderness For The Mind' online Exhibition which included 31 artists with a virtual gallery and events including live interviews and demonstrations.
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.
Catherine's most recent work ‘Wavescape’, 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.
"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 to another level."