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vegetable studies

Hello, my name is Catherine and I live with my family just outside Edinburgh, Scotland.  I originally grew up on a farm close to the beach on the easternmost point of the Scottish mainland and I don’t ever like to be too far away from the sea.   

My work is based on my love of drawing and my favourite thing to do is draw with pen and ink – I enjoy the lovely quality of line this sometimes unpredictable process creates. I also like to use gouache, pencil, acrylic inks and Photoshop.

I find my inspiration in the things of everyday life – my messy garden, trips to local museums with my kids, my sister’s amazing allotment, hunting for treasure (well, what I think is treasure!) in my favourite charity and vintage shops and just remaining curious in the world around me.

I studied printed textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, and this is reflected in my passion for line, colour, decoration and colour.

I am also interested in the important connections between art, creativity and well-being.

sketchbook page
wood slice painting
magnolia studis
handbag drawing