About

Avoiding picture postcard moments where possible, Katharine is drawn to structures, often abandoned and decaying, depicting how they inhabit the landscape around them. Working from memory and photographic references, the process of applying layers of paint, scraping back, obliteration, allows the painting to take its own fluid course giving it a life of its own. Although firmly rooted in representation Katharine’s work embodies an abstract drama which points beyond visual representation and towards the essence of her subject matter.

Since Spring 2018 I have been documenting the regeneration of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. The Wimbledon dogs was the last remaining track in Greater London to still be hosting regular meetings until it was closed late last year. I have made weekly visits to the site to photograph and document the progress being made as the stadium is demolished and the site is slowly being prepared for the next phase of its development as it becomes the new home for AFC Wimbledon. Watching large sections of the stadium being dismantled and taking on new forms as each layer of the building is stripped back to its bare bones has given me a whole different perspective on the scale and historical significance of this place. After 90 years, and thousands of memories, it feels poignant to record this final chapter. The vulnerability of a building reduced down to its naked shell has allowed me to capture moments which really highlight the passage of time and has provided me with a wealth of imagery from which to work from.


Education:

2000 – 2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art University of the West of England, Bristol
1999 – 2000 Foundation Course University of the West of England, Bristol

Awards

2007Runner up: Gilchrist Fisher Award, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2006Runner up, Royal Bath and West Scholarship
NADFAS Young Artist Prize, Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset
Highly Commended, Winsor and Newton Young Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries,

Selected Exhibitions

2018       Joint Exhibition, Northcote Gallery, London
                 "Fields Notes" Joint Exhibition, One Paved Court, Richmond, London
                 Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Sussex
2016         Solo Show, Northcote Gallery, London
2015         Solo Show, Northcote Gallery, London 
2014
London Art Fair: Envie d'art, Islington, London
Solo show, Northcote Gallery, King's Road, London
AAF Hong Kong, Envie d'Art, London
2013'Let me introduce...', Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, Sussex
Solo Show, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
2012Solo Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Gilchrist Fisher 21st Anniversary Exhibition: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair: Cricket Fine Art, Battersea Park, London
2011Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Summer Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Under a Grand: Grandy Art, London


2009Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Solo Show: Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village, London
Solo Show: Smithfield Gallery, London
2008Summer Reflections: Foss Fine Art, London
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
'Lay of the Land', Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex