Catherine Greenwood Fine artist Printmaker
MA, Maine USA, BA Hons Fine Art Kent Institute of Art & Design, Foundation Camberwell, London
Catherine’s first Studio was at Brancepeth Castle in Durham, home of artists, poets and musicians. Having completed studies at Camberwell school of Arts and Crafts and Kent Institute of Art and Design, Catherine travelled to Maine USA and did an MA taking part in innovative research into Non Toxic Printmaking methods. Returning to the UK in 1998, Catherine set up her own Green Print Studio, where she teaches and focuses on making etchings, mono-prints, solar etchings and kitchen lithography.
As a pioneering printmaker, Catherine explores new processes and non toxic and environmentally friendly materials. She specialises in making etchings and mono-prints and solar etchings inspired by landscape and the figure and their connection to the the sky; natural elements and seasons are recurring themes throughout her work. Catherine’s prints capture the ancient and a sense of place and combining traditional methods alongside new formats and materials.
Catherine’s art practice includes copper plate etching, mono printing, kitchen lithography, woodcut, lino block print, painting and figure drawing. Catherine works in colour and also monochrome, favoring water based inks, natural inks, plant dyes, water colour, graphite and charcoal. Catherine’s work ranges from detailed miniatures to expressive colourful large canvases, she is currently developing a series of landscape etchings exploring the connection between land and sky, translating water colours and drawings done in situ into etchings.
Catherine Greenwood continues to be exhibited widely, notably at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015, Houses of Parliament 2016 and Greenwich Heritage gallery. Catherine leads Creative Art Walks, bringing people directly into contact with nature through experience with mark making, drawing and painting, on hillsides, woodlands and by the sea in the Sussex Landscape.