Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fresh Paint Magazine

I’m so pleased to have had my work selected for Fresh Paint Magazine… by  curator Alice Herrick of Herrick Gallery in Mayfair.

The works chosen are recent watercolours, finished before my recent retreats/residencies on Iona.

Picture with Coracles or Wings Kate Walters 2015 Watercolour 40 x 48 cm 300dpi (2015_10_05 11_15_55 UTC) I’ve given this one varying titles…birthing from the dark gum; with coracles; for me meaning revolves around that feeling of being held, suspended, in a little coracle or shell or skin-bound boat. I have been to the beach on Iona where St Columba is said to have landed. I like the thought of being adrift on a big sea in a little vessel which carries us. I see that knowing one;s animal soul can help with birthing, I see the dark gum as the mouth of Mother.

Sacred Hoop Kate Walters 55 x 38 cm  2015 300dpi (2015_10_05 11_15_55 UTC)   Sacred Hoop.

 

The Precious Sister Kate Walters 55 x 76 cm 2015 300dpi (2015_10_05 11_15_55 UTC)  Obsidian

I’m so pleased to have had my work selected for Fresh Paint Magazine… by  curator Alice Herrick of Herrick Gallery in Mayfair. The works chosen are recent watercolours, finished before my recent retreats/residencies on Iona.  I’ve given this one varying titles…birthing from the dark gum; with coracles; for me meaning revolves around that feeling of… Read more »

Drawings from Iona

Back in my studio in Newlyn I’ve been working on drawings, prints and writing which I began on Iona. Or rather the seed of them germinated on Iona. When I work I need to be able to open my body fully, to become part of the process, and I realised on Iona that the impeccable nature of Iona makes that a more fluent and powerful process. The pristine nature of the place enables flow and connection.

Waiting Ink and gouache on monotype 38 x 50 cm Kate Walters 2016 waiting  you a tower I fly about monotype with gouache and ink 38 x 50 cm Kate Walters 2016 you a tower I fly about

Dream of breathing under water Oak gall ink and gouache  24 x 31 cm Kate Walters 2016 dream of breathing under water

to flicker to release mother Oak gall ink and watercolour 24 x 31 cm Kate Walters 2016 to flicker to release

the saint and the oystercatcher Oak gall ink  24 x 16 cm Kate Walters 2016 the saint and the oystercatcher

the bond resulting from acts Gouache and ink 24 x 31 cm Kate Walters 2016 the bond resulting from acts

red grass and arms ink drawing  38 x 50 cm Kate Walters 2016 red grass and arms

He whose roots grow upward with hand on belly 24 x 31 cm  Kate Walters ink 2016 he whose roots grow upward with hand on belly

girl saint with her bird and protector Oak gall ink on paper 24 x 16 cm Kate Walters 2016 girl saint with her bird and protector

And I’ve been making written drawings…

even though I haven’t been to the sea today I can smell her, she is in this room; the otter stalks my dreams, and trees which float, and people left behind; and bending to the breast of a bird, my hands behind my back.

..Or feeling the head pressed against my belly I press the sky into yours; I have control over my heart I say, casting a pink net (bestowed by dusk) around me. Bird on my head now eyes closed, eyes open

Crouching with wounds and flowers. Planet seed growing in her mouth

pink cloud of knowing

around her crown

With fifth foot she tunes in with her heart

Heart with heart foot

 

Back in my studio in Newlyn I’ve been working on drawings, prints and writing which I began on Iona. Or rather the seed of them germinated on Iona. When I work I need to be able to open my body fully, to become part of the process, and I realised on Iona that the impeccable… Read more »