“We saw in Katherine’s drawings a warmth, texture and intricacy that we felt would translate well to the context of this commission. Katherine fully grasped the brief and the complexities of working at the scale required for large clinical and public areas. She ensured that her work was site specific by referencing local landscapes and the subtle pops of colour that draw the eye but don’t overwhelm the artwork’s serenity.
The artworks have been very warmly received and we would be more than happy to work with Katherine again.”
I was absolutely delighted to be asked to create two bespoke drawings to go on the walls of the maternity ward at the Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, working with Studio Response to turn my drawings into six metre long prints.
It was such a wonderful project to be asked to do, and so fantastic to see it brought into being in the ward corridors. It was a lovely way for me to link my bird drawings to the surrounding landscape and place them among local architecture.
As inspiration, I drew on nearby bodies of water and fairy-tales of storks delivering babies. Storks are also significantly important in the UK, as after 600 years, they have recently been reintroduced in a successful breeding programme at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex.
The backdrops of the drawings reference Cwmbran boating lake, and locations along the Afon Lwyd, the river running through Cwmbran. 450-year-old Llan yr Afon Manor also features, as does the Afon Lwyd Weir and bridge at Pontymoile.
You can read more about my commercial projects here and see this project in more detail here.
I’m an artist who creates beautiful memory boxes and intricate ink drawings to help you connect with the people and places you love.