Katie studied Social Anthropology at Sussex University and Fine Art at Northbrook College Worthing, and has been teaching since 1997. Originating from Winchester she now lives and works in Shoreham by Sea on the South Coast.
Her love of interior spaces, and the objects, histories and lives within them has led her to a series of residencies in heritage properties in the South East, including JMW Turner’s House and Strawberry Hill House (as pictured top right), both in Twickenham. Her interest lies not just in the architectural spaces, and the formal qualities of light, form, structure, and colour, but also in the feeling of the place, the way she feels in the space, the effect these places have on the visitor, as they are often no longer lived in.
With each project comes a body of work, both drawings and paintings, which have been widely exhibited and sold to collections in the UK and abroad. Her drawings are usually charcoal, A1 or larger, an exploratory line leaving a sensitive mark as she looks about her. Her oil paintings, are like drawings in colour. Both are equally important in her work.