About the Artwork
Much of my current work is inspired by the landscape. I love the natural environment, both land and sea. My prints of the Peak District show the shapes and character of the landscape that will resonate with both walkers or climbers. As well, as capturing the character and shape of the rocks in my prints, I show the crag’s features in such a way that climbing routes can be identified and are topographically correct. My close family and many of my friends are climbers, and with them I have spent much time exploring these rocky places, mostly walking myself.
When using Printmaking tecniques to represent the landscape, I find that Linocut with its lines and cut edges lends itself to depicting the rocky outcrops, paths and edges in the landscape. Collagraph offers a chance to explore textures, form and atmosphere. The intaglio lines and marks on a Drypoint plate give structure and backbone to the rocks and edges, with additional inking on top to give unique colour variations and character in the landscape.
My work has been exhibited in galleries in Sheffield, Buxton, Birmingham, Derby, Macclesfield and Hull.
In the Derby Print Open 2018 I have been awarded the Air Arts Award, and in 2017 was awarded a Derbyshire County Council Award in the 35th Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition.
I am inspired by natural objects and forms, preferring the rugged forms and flowing lines found in rural landscapes, seascapes and nature. Living in Sheffield, I am close to the Peak District and regularly make use of this for inspiration.
I have painted for many years using a variety of media including watercolour, pastels, aquarelle pencils, acrylics, and oils. I continue to draw regularly, including drawing from the figure. In 2012, I was introduced to Printmaking and this is now the current focus of my artistic practice. I use linocut, collagraph, woodcut and drypoint printmaking techniques.
I live in Sheffield, mixing my time between part-time work, family and my art practice.
In addition to my art practice, I work part-time work as a dentist in general practice in Sheffield, known as Katherine Lines. I am a qualified dentist and have been working in the NHS since 1988.
Prints and cards are also for sale in retail outlets in Sheffield, including: Beeches of Walkley (cards); Walkley Press (cards); Sheffield Makers Shop – Winter Gardens Sheffield (cards, prints and mugs).
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