Catherine’s work incorporates print and stitch on beautifully tactile fabrics such as velvet and satin to create vibrant, tactile pieces. She builds up layers of dye, both printed and painted, before using devoré techniques to remove the fabric surface to reveal the delicate silk beneath, creating an almost three dimensional effect.
Catherine works intuitively from her first point of reference and enjoys allowing the design to change and evolve as the piece progresses through each process.
Catherine takes her inspiration from the rural and urban areas around her studio in Yorkshire which appear to combine and contrast in perfect harmony; spiky grasses and seed heads set against a backdrop of a geometric cityscape alongside more rural landscapes inspired by the Yorkshire Dales and coastal pieces influenced by the dramatic East Coast.
Each piece is created using strong colour ways which are intended to be striking and uplifting.
Catherine has recently had a series of pieces reproduced into greetings cards and giclée prints which are available at Heart Gallery along with framed originals.