Catherine Higham

Paintings and drawings which explore ideas of representation and relational aspects of space and form, figure and ground, deliberate intervention and serendipity.

My work is concerned with the materials and processes of landscape, both natural and fabricated. Land form, surface and space; water; vegetation; light; weather; built structures; habitats for humans/wildlife; time and change are central elements of my practice.

The flat surface of canvas or paper is my chosen medium. Although rooted in ‘landscape’, my current artwork investigates ideas of representation and relational aspects of form and non-form; precision and spontaneity; absence and presence.

Methods of working involve deliberate actions (application of marks, tone, poured paint) and serendipity (allowing the materials to follow their own request).  As with landscape, the resulting artwork is simply a record of its own making.

I seek to make raw, simple images in an age of visual stimulation and information overload.

Open days

  • Saturday 29th April
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday)

Studio location

Kelham Island Arts Collective (KIAC)
The Lion Works
40 Ball Street
Sheffield S3 8DB

About this studio

I will be exhibiting and demonstrating my work at KIAC studios, in a temporary studio space adjacent to Gage Gallery.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me as follows:

m: 07929 629 751

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