Cath Dunn is a painter/printmaker based in Sheffield (& Edinburgh). There is a close connection between her painting and printmaking. She often use prints, particularly intaglio types, as a basis for paintings and uses paintings as a basis for printmaking. Much of her printmaking is painterly in style. Her subject matter is based on natural forms and a sense of place – rocks, trees, the lie of the land – although her primary interest lies in pattern, abstraction and stylisation. Currently she describes her work as semi-abstract but with a long-term aim of greater abstraction. Although semi-abstract, her work is connected, with a sense of place – places that she visits frequently and has an emotional attachment to. She is particularly attracted to the edges of things whether literally as in the gritstone edges, the urban fringe or more obscurely the edges of life.