Welcome to my virtual studio, and to Spring Fling 2020. It’s finally happening and I’m very pleased to have you visit!
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.
I have added all sorts of things to the website that would usually be on display at the studio, so have an explore and see what you can find. The links are all along the top navigation bar.
I will be adding content and paintings so do check back, there is a 10% sale throughout the Spring Fling week, and a special bargain section in the shop which I’m calling my paint fund sale!
I’ve really missed connecting with visitors this year, so I’d love it if you let me know you’ve dropped by or if you fancy a chat online 🙂 Any questions, I will be here as often as possible during the week, there is a little chat box at the bottom right which will tell you if I’m around, and of course I’m available by email etc, all on the contact page.
So take a look around and explore… scroll down to see some of the new things I have added, including the launch of my online store, new blog and chatroom.
Specials for Spring Fling 5th-12th October
For customers who want to buy paintings and photographs, I have launched an online shop, where I am pleased to be able to offer work for sale directly without commission fees. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. I will be adding items over the week, so do check back!
Use DISCOUNT CODE: SF2020 at checkout for 10% off
I 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.
Check out the latest content 🙂
Content added regularly, so please check back to see what’s new!
Since lockdown, my studio has been closed, so I have 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.