I’m a printmaker influenced by ceramics, pattern and seasonal botanicals, finding inspiration in the everyday fallen treasures. I incorporate many hand printing techniques, building up printed layers slowly with as much love for the process as for the plants that inspire, creating one of a kind prints and small original editions.
I mix hand drawn and printed line work with splashes of screen or block-printed colour. Bold silhouettes acquire their own character when combined with the spontaneous nature of mono-print, allowing the improvisation and development of a style of printing that fits with my own unique handwriting.
I actively go out searching for inspiration in the hedgerows and fields around my home, constantly picking up little fallen treasures and carrying them home in my pockets. Each print is individually hand drawn directly into ink and I’m constantly looking at the botanical pieces that inspire me as I’m drawing from them.
My work has always had a simplicity of shape and line drawings have played an important part, perhaps harking back to one of my earliest influences, that of the simple, minimal children’s illustrations. It’s a style that I’ve built on, my work changes as I grow in my technical ability but my ‘handwriting’ is still recognisable as mine. My choice of printmaking methods means that the results are never guaranteed so it’s always a magical experience, not knowing how each print will turn out; literally holding my breath each and every time I lift a print away from the inked up glass!
**We're looking forward to having Kathy's prints with us very soon...
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.