Artist Statement

krI am inspired by natural objects and forms, preferring the rugged forms and flowing lines found in rural landscapes and nature. Living in Sheffield, I am close to the Peak District and regularly make use of this for inspiration. Other subjects include flowers, pebbles, coast and shoreline, rocks and mountains.

I have painted for many years using a variety of media including watercolour, pastels, aquarelle pencils, acrylics, and oils.  More recently I tried Printmaking and this is now the current focus of my artistic practice.  I use linocut, collagraph and drypoint printmaking techniques.

When using Printmaking 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 and form. 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 experiences with painting influences the way that I mix my colours for printmaking, and explore light and tone in my prints. I enjoy experimenting with variations in colour and ink application in order to reflect mood and atmosphere in the subject.  I utilise many similar thought processes when mixing inks for colour, or applying the ink to the plate, as I would when applying paint to canvas or paper.  I continue to paint as part of my art practice, and I feel that both my painting and printmaking influence and benefit each other.

My work has been exhibited in galleries Sheffield, Buxton, Macclesfield and Hull.  I am a member of Sheffield Printmakers.

I have been awarded a Derbyshire County Council Award  in the 35th Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition.

I am a member of Sheffield Printmakers
and Walkley Edge Artists – a group of artists that live or work in Walkley.

About Katherine

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 fully qualified dentist and have been working in the NHS for over 25 years.

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Exhibitions and Events

Current and Forthcoming

35th Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition at Buxton Museum and Gallery until 1/9/2017 – awarded a Derbyshire County Council Prize.

Bakewell Town Hall – ongoing exhibition with Sheffield Printmakers.

Past Exhibitions and Events

The Ferens Open Art Exhibition 2016

RBSA Print Prize Exhibition – Birmingham 21/10/16- 12/11/16

34th Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition June to Sept 2016 – The Buxton Museum and Gallery

2016 Derbyshire Open Arts  – The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley Derbyshire

2016 – Walkley Edge Artists at Blue Moon Cafe, Sheffield

2015 – Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition, The Silk Museum Macclesfield

2015 – Inprint Bienniale, Hull

2015  – The Derbyshire Open Art Competition – Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

2015 – Prints and Plates, Cupola Gallery

2015 – The Ferens Gallery Open Exhibition Hull

2015 – “Love” at the Cooper gallery Barnsley with Sheffield Printmakers

2014, 2015, 2016 -Off the Press – Sheffield Printmakers

2014 – Easy Squeegie – Annual Affordable print Exhibition

2014 – The 2014 Derbyshire Open Art Competition – Buxton

2014 – Blue Moon Cafe – Sheffield Printmakers

2012 – Walkley Edge Artists at The Workstation, Sheffield

2012 – The 2012 Derbyshire Open Art Competition, Buxton

2012 – South Yorkshire Open Art 2012 – The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

2010 – The Clock Tower Summer Open Exhibition Northern General Hospital

2010 – Walkley Edge Exhibition in Sheffield Winter Gardens

2007-2010, 2012-2016 – Open Up Sheffield – at The Lodge House

2006, 2010-2014. 2016 – Art in the Gardens, Sheffield

2006-2014 – Walkley Festival Art Show

2004-2014 – The Great Sheffield Art Show

Purchase Artwork

You can buy artwork direct from me, please use the contact form on this page for prices and any other enquiries.

I can also supply wholesale greetings cards and fine art reproductions made from my of my artwork.

Prints and cards are for sale in some retail outlets, including;

  • Graves Art Gallery Shop in Sheffield
  • Beeches of Walkley (cards only)
  • Sheffield Makers Shop – Winter Gardens Sheffield
  • or via the Sheffield Makers Shop Online
 

 Reproductions

Fine art museum quality reproductions using archival inks of selected paintings and printmaking are available.

These may be purchased from me or from retail outlets