Katie is an experienced teacher, graphic designer, illustrator and relief printmaker. Working from her studio in the heart of the Kent countryside, she produces unmistakably individual artwork that brings together all of her skills with block colour, line, shape and intricacy.
In a family which embraces and celebrates it’s neurodivergence, it is important to Katie that this diversity is communicated throughout her work. The world is slowly shifting it’s approach to mental health and Autism, which is something that has been needed for a long, long time. Using her own insights and that of her children, Katie is constantly exploring ways to use art as a therapeutic outlet, as well as a means of communication.
Working primarily with linoleum and chine collé, Katie hand draws all of her artwork, transfers it to linoleum and then hand cuts with precision tools. These are then inked and hand pressed or pulled through a Cold Press Laminator to create an impression on the paper.
In addition to her work being hand created, Katie operates within a set of sustainable & ethical work practices. This includes the exclusion of harsh chemicals, using recycled and biodegradable resources and supporting small, local organisations when purchasing tools and consumables.
Katie has boasted numerous successes, including wining the Kent Wildcard on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, as well as having her artwork published on Redhill Farm Estate’s full range of prestigious wines (as featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Food Heroes on BBC1).
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