Katie formerly trained as a textile designer and has for many years run a successful knitwear business. Her main strength has always been her use of colour and her fascination and love of colour has more recently taken her down the Art path.
Over the past few year Katie has been collecting vintage cloth bound books from local charity shops, she used the cloth from these books as both her Palette and canvas. The array of colours is infinite, many of them faded and marked through time…they all have a former life and story.
She lives in the Lake District and wild swims at sunrise throughout the year; the quietness and calmness of these swims, along with the changes in the weather and seasons, inform her work and as does the ageing process within the more urban environments; she likes to juxtapose the beauty of urban decay and dereliction with the purity of nature.
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