Cat is a painter of trees and ancient woodlands, capturing light and telling stories
Cat’s work explores the current and historical relationships we have with woodlands. Having always lived near ‘the woods’, she has been fascinated by arboreal stories, both ancient, mythical and personal.
All of her paintings start with a black underpaint, over which she paints in layers to create lively contrasts, intense colours, describing shapes and light with distinctive broken brushmarks. With this technique the experience of the painting changes as you move closer to the surface of the canvas and back out again, akin to zooming into a pixelated image.
You are invited to step into her paintings, to experience the sensations of wandering through the woods, discovering memories and stories.