Painter, Writer, Photographer
Hello, I’m Catherine, a visual artist living on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.
I explore nature reserves and biodiverse habitats as a painter, writer and photographer taking a closer look at the landscapes from within.
This site is where I share my work, ideas and process, so please enjoy taking a look around.
Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society Summer Exhibition
1. July – 5. Aug 2023. (Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm).
Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ.
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.
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.
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.
From November 2023 a selection of small paintings and photographs are available for sale at Gracefield Arts Centre Craft Shop,
28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ. Tues – Fri 10.30am – 3.30pm. Sat – 10am – 5pm.
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Content added regularly, so please check back to see what’s new!