Monthly Archives: September 2014

New work, working in London with Marc Almond

I have been exploring working with the tiny traces which appear almost by magic on the paper when I am playing with the watercolour and the gum arabic, in the early stages of the work. I am calling this one ‘Of Blood and Spirit’… it seems to be about two manifestations of the same being, perhaps complementary aspects, flesh or blood and spirit, feminine, masculine, dark, light, sanguine, aerial…

Of Blood and Spirit, 2014

 

Yesterday I went to London on the 5am train. It was a great fast service and I arrived in Mayfair before 11 am, to work with Marc Almond on visual material for his new album. He spoke about his childhood and beloved Southport but mostly he sat quietly with closed yes as I closed my eyes too and tuned into him, and allowed the images to come, to flow, to grow. I was amazed by the clarity of the images which came. Really happy with my work, which was such a good feeling. I was making monotypes on thin gampi paper.

Scurrying to Paddington before 5pm (no time for Selfridges or similar!), I found my eyes pricking with tears, as always, as I walked down the platform to my Penzance train. So happy to be coming home! And remembering my Dad who went through Paddington station every day of his working life, and whose ghost now keeps watch over the bike racks, where his skip-retreived-hand-painted two-wheeled masterpiece still is locked….

I have been exploring working with the tiny traces which appear almost by magic on the paper when I am playing with the watercolour and the gum arabic, in the early stages of the work. I am calling this one ‘Of Blood and Spirit’… it seems to be about two manifestations of the same being,… Read more »

New Delhi, International Minding Animals Conference, January 2015; Discerning Eye; RWA

I heard a few days ago that my application to present a paper on my work, with a focus on women and animals, has been unanimously approved. It will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – India.

I now have to work hard to see if can raise the funds to go… but it feels great that all the judges liked my proposal, anyway!

I’ve also heard that one of my works has been selected for the Discerning Eye show at The Mall Galleries in November… really pleased! And my new large watercolour painting on canvas, Woman of the Mountain with Spirit Deer, has come through the first round of judging at the RWA… really pleased! (Picture below)…

The woman who extends her arms chases away shadows Kate Walters Watercolour on panel 90 x 80 cm        Mountain Woman with Spirit Deer Kate Walters Watercolour on canvas 138 x 107 cm 2014

 

I heard a few days ago that my application to present a paper on my work, with a focus on women and animals, has been unanimously approved. It will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – India. I now have to work hard to see if can raise the funds to go… but… Read more »

Workshops considering the Feminine, the Sacred, the Dream, the Animal…

The first two days (you choose one!) will be on Monday 22nd, 11 – 3pm, and Tuesday 23rd September, 10 – 2pm.

As the Course develops we will be looking at a wide range of paths in to making work and responding to the above themes, including using Dream recall, responding with monotype and automatic drawing to Dream, the Animal within, working with the principal of generative absence, wilderness poetry, sacred music, looking at icons, religious imagery from a range of sources, shamanic walking…. and more…the first day will be an introduction, a beginning…

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Call me on 07816 098807 for more details and to book a place.

The first two days (you choose one!) will be on Monday 22nd, 11 – 3pm, and Tuesday 23rd September, 10 – 2pm. As the Course develops we will be looking at a wide range of paths in to making work and responding to the above themes, including using Dream recall, responding with monotype and automatic… Read more »