Welcome! I have decided to expand my website to make a Virtual Studio – a new way to connect with friends and customers online as an alternative to visiting so you can have a look at what I am up to! The links are all along the top navigation bar.

For those of you who haven’t met me before, my name is Catherine Coulson, I’m a visual artist living near Rockcliffe, with a studio base in Kirkcudbright. I make paintings, photographs, poetry and write essays about the nature reserves and biodiverse habitats where I draw inspiration from.

HUNDRED & UNDER Promotion until 18th Dec

Framed & unframed paintings for under £100. Mounted photographs and poetry books perfect for Christmas gifts. Plus up to £100 off larger artwork. 

During November & Decemer I am participating in the HUNDRED & UNDER initiative run by Upland, you can find all my promotions in my shop above the usual artwork series categories. 

I have decided to blog directly on my website, giving a platform for a place to share things as they happen, a bit like a combined social media feed with a bit of writing, some poetry, photographs and what I am working on in the studio.

A place to record short field notes and to share my surroundings, explorations and ideas with you. 

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Content added each week, so please check back to see what’s new!

Have a look at the process of beginning new work for the series PATINA

During lockdown, my studio was closed, so I had to get inventive with limited materials. Adapting to different ways of working can be a great way to experiment and get creative with new ideas. I have been making test pieces and paintings exploring surface and patina; layering, under-printing and building up texture with different materials and paints.

Find out about the ways I work to protect the sensitive habitats I spend time in, ideas for making art in a more sustainable way, and the environmentally conscious materials and suppliers I use. 

 

Find out about the research aspect of my work. Read about the beautiful diverse habitats and nature reserves of Dumfries and Galloway and the species that inhabit them. The nature reserves project started as a resource for me to gather together all the information that I had found about the reserves I work in, as well as sharing my photographs and observations from many visits. New material is added as I work my way through identifying species and complete essays about different reserves.

Christmas Specials 

HUNDRED & UNDER Promotion until 18th Dec

Framed & unframed paintings for under £100. Mounted photographs and poetry books perfect for Christmas gifts. Plus up to £100 off larger artwork. 

Join the conversation!

Head over to the Cat Coulson Art chatroom on Element to say hi … 

A place to hang out and chat about art, nature and beyond!