Follow Modern Art Chester @modernartchester for News and Offers
Katey has always had a passion for art and colour. Her career started with a Foundation in Art and Design at Yeovil Art School. Shortly followed by a first degree in the History of Art and Studio Practice at Winchester School of Art. Since achieving a Masters Degree in the Conservation of Fine Art Paintings in 2004, Katey has worked for many private and public art institutions throughout the world, including New York, Tokyo, Sydney, and London where she has worked for the past 10 years.
Inspired by the beautiful countryside and coastline of South Eastern England, Katey produces most of her paintings and drawings in her garden studio.
Katey’s ‘Colour Structures’ are paintings on unprimed and unstretched coarse linen. Based on abstract and geometric forms; semi circles, squares and triangles, the paintings depict shapes observed during walking trips across the stunning Somerset and Kentish landscapes and coastlines. The paintings reflect her love for pure colour, nature, and her interest in constructivism and mid century art and design. Individually or as a series of works such as ‘Summer’ 2019, the paintings aim to bring splashes of vibrant colour and abstraction to your walls.
Designs are first outlined in graphite and then executed in acrylic paint applied directly to the canvas, the boundaries between colours are not strictly adhered to. Colours often overlap, showing that the paintings are brush applied and hand wrought. The artist uses pure colour and rarely mixes the paint on the palette. She often uses finer canvases and muslin to build up collage elements, which give a degree of depth and layering to her work.
The series of feather drawings reflect her interest in crisp line and monochrome ink and pen studies harping back to historical dry point etchings and drawings in the Renaissance period. These drawings developed at a time during Katey’s first degree studies in History and Art and Studio Practice.
All paintings and drawings are hand signed on the reverse of the supports.