Monthly Archives: March 2018

Exhibition at the Garden Gallery, Dartington, Devon…. & a Symposium…

 

Here is the link to art.earth….about the forthcoming exhbition….

http://artdotearth.org/exhibition-karen-lorenz-and-kate-walters/

 

 

Baby hears herself in song Kate Walters small file  Baby hears herself in song.

In the Garden Gallery, Dartington, I will be showing a series of works with my friend Karen Lorenz, opening April 12th (6 – 8 pm) and open until May 15th.

Some of my work will be new pieces influenced by time spent on Shetland, and some will be the works made pre-Shetland. I’ve recently been thinking more about my process …here are some thoughts and reflections…

I’m very interested in frequencies and energetic vibrations – and classical music which I listen to all the time. I am trained in classical shamanism and I have a lot of knowledge/experience related to that which I draw on.

I never draw from observation – apart from the line describing the crest of a hill or Head, or the curve of a geo….On Shetland I work & write from/in the landscape with my sketchbooks – but they are more to do with atmosphere and the spirit of place.
I ask the spirit of the place/work to show itself to me and then I work with it when it comes (I feel it in my body). I also look at these drawings/notes when at home in my Newlyn studio to help me key in to the purity and openness of Shetland; they become postcards to myself.
Regarding the horse, bird & human anatomy, I have always been keenly observant and I experience things/visual phenomena on a deep level of knowing which I draw on with my watercolours/paintings/writing. I rode, trained and worked with horses for many years and I learned to anticipate and see the tiniest traces of anything that might be afflicting them.
Baby Song Kate Walters   Baby song
My paintings and watercolours are about subtle phenomena finding a safe place to settle in order to manifest physically/psychically.
They are like birds or sky flakes coming to rest (this imagery comes from a recent dream).
This is why watercolour is so appropriate, as it is energetically light and pure. 
Shamanically, objects/pictures have to be alive to have power. The nature and quality of the power is very important.
  Mother As Source Kate W   Mother as Source
  Mother with pouch catches Baby   Mother with pouch catches baby
I avoid anything which feels spell-like or which emanates from a place which makes me feel uneasy. I rely on impluses/psychic antennae in my body to warn me. It is not an intellectual process.
People sometimes dream about my work. This is good as it means they – the pictures- are working. Dreams often inform my work by suggesting ways I can explain phenomena )as above). 
 
I love to be in wild places where human interference is faint – for example – the Outer Hebrides, Shetland, and Italian National Parks. I like to feel the bones of a place, where the spirit can shine and be bright. It is very important for the clarity of my vision and my dreams to visit these places as often as I can…..I’ll be returning to Shetland this Summer, and to the Dolomites soon after….
Baby with Spirit Parents of Song  Baby with spirit Parents of Song
I will be speaking about this embodied work at a Symposium on April 13th in Plymouth.
Details here:      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-embodied-experience-of-drawing-one-day-symposium-tickets-42563350126

  Here is the link to art.earth….about the forthcoming exhbition…. http://artdotearth.org/exhibition-karen-lorenz-and-kate-walters/       Baby hears herself in song. In the Garden Gallery, Dartington, I will be showing a series of works with my friend Karen Lorenz, opening April 12th (6 – 8 pm) and open until May 15th. Some of my work will be… Read more »

Course on Exmoor, April 2018

Course at Shorlands Old Farm on Exmoor with Kate Walters

Two Birds meeting 2018 Kate Walters

April 20 – 24th (arriving Friday afternoon after 4 pm, leaving Tuesday morning after breakfast).

Walking, drawing, writing, and painting: tuning into the wild beauty of the place.

 

Two places left suitable for two friends or a couple (double or twin room).

£500 each or £550 for a single occupancy.

Further details: We will have the use of a large studio on the Farm, which we will work in if it is wet and during some evenings. We will be free to roam on the farm, and we will make a couple of longer walks to wild high points and to the ruins of a mediaeval village.

I will go into detail about my working method and show some recent work. We will look at the poetry of indigenous peoples; work with the Dark Sky, the dream, and practice shamanic walking (a very peaceful and energy-conserving way to walk). There will be the opportunity, safety and space for some deep creative work. It is a lovely group of people already assembled.  Please get in touch for further information and to confirm your place. k.walters@outlook.com   07816 098807  – thank you!

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Course at Shorlands Old Farm on Exmoor with Kate Walters April 20 – 24th (arriving Friday afternoon after 4 pm, leaving Tuesday morning after breakfast). Walking, drawing, writing, and painting: tuning into the wild beauty of the place.   Two places left suitable for two friends or a couple (double or twin room). £500 each… Read more »