Monthly Archives: February 2015

Glasgow School of Art and Iona; examples of old works…

I heard this week that I’ll be going to Glasgow School of Art in October, to work in my new way of drawing, which I call clearseeing. I will also give a talk on my work. I’m very excited about this opportunity. Afterwards I’ll be going to the Isle of Iona for a time to live in a shepherd’s bothy and to respond to the spirit of place through my work, and my writing.

I’ve also been going through old files to look for photos of my father, with his cars, and I found images of old work (from around 2006), so I thought I’d post them here. They don’t have an internet presence otherwise, to my knowledge…

Man with a Shield of his flesh

Man with a Shield of his flesh

 

Birth Bag at Arm's length

Birth Bag at Arm’s length

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Iona

   Iona

On the white strand of the monks, Iona

On the white strand of the monks, Iona

I heard this week that I’ll be going to Glasgow School of Art in October, to work in my new way of drawing, which I call clearseeing. I will also give a talk on my work. I’m very excited about this opportunity. Afterwards I’ll be going to the Isle of Iona for a time to… Read more »

Some comments from Facebook on my show at Millennium…and on a recent workshop I taught running alongside a show in Devon at The Plough Arts Centre

I’ve been very touched by all the good wishes and support I’ve received for the Opening of my show at Millennium St Ives tonight – thank you to everyone, it means a lot! I am nervous and excited!
Here are my Art Challenge pics for today.. works which are in the show…themes which arise in the works are attaining creaturelyness and growing close to the consciousness of the mountain; the importance of the feminine (in holding back the flood), the archaic mOther, and the horse’s connection to heavenly beings…

Kate Walters's photo.
Kate Walters's photo.
Kate Walters's photo.
Kate Walters's photo.
  •  Have confidence! It’ll be a success. X
  •   Best of luck Kate and “enjoy” the show
    Good luck with the show Kate! x
  •  – I’m sorry that we won’t be able to join you, but send you love and positive thoughts for a great opening night
  •  Look forward to being there tonight – a short stay as going to a debut gig thereafter at Gwinnear (sp) all the best for your show
  •  Good luck kate
  •   Love these will get to St Ives next week Bogged down with grandchildren at present
  •  Wonderful! And I know the show will look utterly fantastic too, and very powerful all together, in that space. Have a wonderful time
    Good Luck Kate! xx
  •  Good luck for the exhibition. Kate you are a brilliant artist
  •   Utterly divine!
    Dear Kate, each piece in your new show ‘With Closed Eyes’ is breathtaking. Beautiful, Exquisite. Inspired after reading your interview with Susan Daniel McElroy I opened ‘Sonnets To Orpheus ‘by Rilke &the first words I read were -“From both realms his wide nature grew. Only he who knows the roots of the willow can bend its branch into a lyre.” And “Nothing can destroy an authentic sign. ” For me, Rilke is describing your talent & your genius. And I especially loved that the paintings were like frescoes; layered. Shimmering. x Margaux.
  • Beautiful
  •   Will be thinking of you tonight Kate and sorry I can’t make it, but will look forward to seeing the show.
  •  Good Luck with the Exhibition and tonight, Kate 
  • Exciting work!
  • Congratulations Kate you are a star
  •  Hope you have a wonderful evening Kate – sorry I will miss the PV as feeling a bit poorly, but will definitely visit the gallery next week X
  •   It is so uplifting to see your works
  • Good luck Kate I am going to see the show tomorrow x
  •  Good luck
  • Truly vibrant and evocative images, thanks for sharing this taster of what promises to be a very well received show. Best of luck for the opening
  • Moving show Kate, such special work as always. Particularly drawn to “Endorsing The Dust” very powerful,….& “Tenderness in The Garden”. Good luck with rest of showing.
  • Kate Walters Thanks so much to everyone for all your wonderful comments and support. This time has been made memorable and special by all the goodwill I have felt surrounded by….x x…the Opening was great! X
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  • Millennium St Ives Such a wonderful, tender and connected collection of works, you deserve the support Kate, a positive path in such troubled fractured times

    From a student at The Plough Arts centre..

    Recently completed a days workshop with one of the most inspiring artists I know, Kate Walters. I had a very powerful and visceral response to her work many years ago when I caught sight of it through a window. It led me to an art dealer where I was able to purchase 3 of her paintings over a few years. Her work is not for those who want the safe rural art that is so commonly seen within the south west but for those who are interested in what lies underneath. What makes us human, what makes a soul, in the felt sense, in our relationship to the animal both within us and outside of us. It is for those who wish to find their truth, to heal, to express. They are raw, tender and ethereal.

    https://www.facebook.com/KateWalters2014?fref=ts

I’ve been very touched by all the good wishes and support I’ve received for the Opening of my show at Millennium St Ives tonight – thank you to everyone, it means a lot! I am nervous and excited! Here are my Art Challenge pics for today.. works which are in the show…themes which arise in… Read more »

Clearseeing Drawing examples and notes

During my shamanic Training (2000-2006) I learned to ‘become the hollow bone'; that is, to work without being bound to the impulses and desires and fears of the Ego. During the training it was whilst working as a healer or visionary that I worked in this way. Since then I have being drawing together all the threads of my life into my practice as an Artist, which is how and why the clearseeing drawings came into being.

making monotypes in London

making monotypes in London

Early last summer the curator Alice Herrick asked me to propose something for the Fete she was organising. The thought seemed to drop into my head: I Can Draw Your Dream. I jotted down a few words and she loved the idea – so I had to make it happen. I went to London last July with everything I needed (monotype plate, papers, inks, rollers, rags, bunting…) in a suitcase. Early on in the day a man came along expressing interest, and he bought two of the monotype drawings I had made of my own dreams. He contacted me later, explaining he was Marc Almond’s agent and would like me to do the artwork for Marc’s new album, working in this way.

My work space in London

My work space in London, and my drum

Women seemed drawn to the idea of working with me, with their dreams, and it was an intense experience sitting beside them and tuning into what they told me about the frequency and quality of their dreams. I always like the co-creators to have the drawing I have made. There needs to be an energetic exchange for this (it comes from an ancient sacred tradition and needs to be negotiated with respect).

Since last July I have worked in this way at Espacio Gallery in January 2015 and with Marc Almond on two long afternoons when we produced everything for his new album. I also spent time in my studio listening to his new album and making monotype drawings in response.

Holding Monotype Kate Walters email      Kate Walters Velvet Trail 1 Marc Almond album       Kate Walters Velvet Trail 4

I have enjoyed working this way tuning into myself, and whatever is is that guides me, to produce some works I love. I prefer to work on very thin paper – either Gampi paper or bible paper – as these are sensitive and pick up every mark.

Man of Birds Monotype 45 x 61 cm 2014 Kate Walters       Marc Almond Drawing 1     From the hurt of my Hand monotype Kate Walters Growing like the muscles in flowers Monotype on Gampi paper 45 x 61 cm 2015 Kate Walters

During my shamanic Training (2000-2006) I learned to ‘become the hollow bone'; that is, to work without being bound to the impulses and desires and fears of the Ego. During the training it was whilst working as a healer or visionary that I worked in this way. Since then I have being drawing together all… Read more »

Millennium Catalogue link and invitation…..

http://www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/withclosedeyes/catalogue.htm

WITH CLOSED EYES  KATE WALTERS

We request the pleasure of your company for the VIP preview of ‘With Closed Eyes’, an exhibition of unique and touching paintings by Kate Walters, held on the middle floor of the gallery.

On Friday 20th February:
VIP preview – 7.00 – 7.30
General preview  – 7.30 – 9.00
To view the catalogue online please click the link above. Limited edition hardback copies are available from the gallery.

     

To read an insightful and in depth interview with Kate Walters by former Tate St Ives Director Susan Daniel-McElroy click on the link above.
To view all of the thumbnails of works from the exhibition please click on the link above.

We look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend this exhibition which continues until 24th March.

http://www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/withclosedeyes/catalogue.htm WITH CLOSED EYES  KATE WALTERS We request the pleasure of your company for the VIP preview of ‘With Closed Eyes’, an exhibition of unique and touching paintings by Kate Walters, held on the middle floor of the gallery. On Friday 20th February: VIP preview – 7.00 – 7.30 General preview  – 7.30 – 9.00 To view… Read more »

My artwork on Marc Almond’s album The Velvet Trail ….

 

Marc Almond tweeting about the official artwork by Kate Walters for his forthcoming album 'The Velvet Trail' - looking forward to her show 'With Closed Eyes', Millennium, 20/2 - www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/withclosedeyes/work.htm

Marc Almond tweeting about the official artwork by Kate Walters for his forthcoming album ‘The Velvet Trail’ – looking forward to her show ‘With Closed Eyes’, Millennium, 20/2 – www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/withclosedeyes/work.htm

Peter Parkinson's photo.
Peter Parkinson's photo.

 

  Millennium St Ives Marc Almond tweeting about the official artwork by Kate Walters for his forthcoming album ‘The Velvet Trail’ – looking forward to her show ‘With Closed Eyes’, Millennium, 20/2 – www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/withclosedeyes/work.htm   Exhibition: Kate Walters ‘With Closed Eyes 20 February at 19:00 Millennium | Contemporary Fine Art | St. Ives, Cornwall in… Read more »

January, February…Bridport Arts Centre, Aberdeen, Cornwall Today magazine, WMN, The Plough Arts Centre, and Millennium….

Mid January saw the opening of a show at Bridport Arts Centre, the Theatre of the Soul, in which I have seven pieces of work – old friends, many of them….

Becoming the stillness of animals Watercolour on gesso 35 x 25 cm 2011     Kate's pictures Bridport

 

 

 

I heard that my proposal to be part of the Fallen Animals conference at Aberdeen University has been accepted, so I will heading North in March to be part of that….and I enjoyed being interviewed by Alex Wade for Cornwall Today (out Jan/Feb) and by Roger Malone  for the Western Morning News, due out February 7th.

 

Last night my solo show at the Plough Arts Centre opened in Torrington, north Devon. I thought the installation looked beautiful, and I was very pleased to receive very positive comments from visitors.

The Plough show    Installation view the Plough  email invite (1)

Sleeping in the Mountain Tree framed   I will be giving a talk on Saturday February 28th at 10.30. followed by a workshop on drawing and inner creativity until 4.30, when the show will end. Please contact the art centre to book.

 

On February 20th February at 7 pm my solo show With Closed Eyes will open at Millennium in St Ives (and run until March 24th).

This will be first show with Millennium in four years, and I am very excited about it. Susan Daniel-McElroy  (ex-Director of Tate St. Ives and Oriel Mostyn) will be writing an essay to support and introduce the work.

Here are a couple of images which will be showing…more in next post!

Diviner watercolour on paper laid on linen captiontest2

Mid January saw the opening of a show at Bridport Arts Centre, the Theatre of the Soul, in which I have seven pieces of work – old friends, many of them….            I heard that my proposal to be part of the Fallen Animals conference at Aberdeen University has been accepted,… Read more »