About the Artist and the Artwork
I 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.
Much of my current work is influenced by climbing and depicts the crags that climbers frequent. My close family and many of my friends are climbers. I enjoy time with them at the crags and edges, and go walking in these lovely landscapes. My prints show the shapes and features of the landscape of interest to 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 are topographically correct, and can be picked out in my artwork by those climbers that know and love them.
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.
My work has been exhibited in galleries Sheffield, Buxton, Birmingham, 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
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 28 years.
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Exhibitions and Events
Current and Forthcoming
Landscapes for Adventure – Workstation, Sheffield 06/03/18 – 14/03/18 in conjunction with ShAFF https://shaff.co.uk/
The Ferens Open 2018 Hull 17/02/18- 22/04/18
Past Exhibitions and Events
InPrint 2017 Hull
Sheffield Printmakers group exhibition 2017 The Art House Sheffield
35th Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition, Buxton Museum and Gallery 23/6/16 – 1/9/2017 – awarded a Derbyshire County Council Prize.
RBSA Open All Media Exhibition 2017 Birmingham
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
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, 2012-2017 – 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
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