Katharine has always been a keen painter and graduated with a BA Hons in Illustration at the University of Portsmouth in 1997. Her love of printmaking was sparked only a few years ago in 2013 when she had one of her watercolours 'Female sparrow hawk' exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. Katharine was so taken with all of the wonderful prints on show that she immediately wanted to revisit a medium she had first tried back at school - linocuts. As a painter she was keen to incorporate painting and the essence of the drawing process into the finished piece. Her style translates the original sketch into an outline print and she often uses strong colours like black, brown, and blues to give the piece a striking outline. In contrast she then tints the print with watercolour to create a translucency, which she has often loved about stained glass. The result being the style she uses today.
Katharine's subjects are very much inspired by the natural world around her in her native part of England in Hertfordshire. She loves following the seasons and looks to capture the flora and fauna with their textures, colours, and the animal characters within the landscape around her. You will also notice that she is a cat person and her feline friends often make an appearance in her work. Most of Katharine's prints are exclusively limited editions. She hand paints each one giving them all a real sense of individuality. Many of these pieces have been licensed as artist greeting cards with publisher Green Pebble and Feature in Art Books “The Illustrated Garden” and “Limited Edition, Cambridge original printmakers” by Norfolk based publisher Mascot Media.