Kittie is a painter and printmaker originally from Cumbria and now based in Edinburgh. She produces small edition screen prints, unique multi-layered monotypes, charcoal and ink wash drawings and mixed media paintings on paper. Kittie’s practice begins out in the field where she is inspired by the creatures that inhabit the natural world – work made outdoors provides a starting point for prints or becomes an end in itself.
‘My work is concerned with the experience of time spent looking and interpreting the natural world. I am drawn to places which have an abundance of nature – sea bird colonies, fertile coastlines and remote islands. On drawing trips I will settle in a promising spot and start to develop work from there. The energy in the work comes from the constantly changing elements of the natural world – birds moving in and out of vision and the shifting quality of weather and light. My attempts to capture the change are what interests me, as well as my enchantment with the natural world which I strive to be part of but may only ever occupy the edge of.’
Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie is a tutor on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter, the John Busby Seabird Drawing week and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art, for the National Galleries of Scotland and across the UK.