Kate Watkins artist and printmaker hampshire uk

I have been producing prints for many years and have a fascination for the variety of techniques which fall under the umbrella of printmaking.   I work with a broad range of print processes such as etching, solar plate, collagraph, lino, gocco and silkscreen methods alongside newer digital printmaking, often in combination with one another.

Much of my work is inspired by coastal landscapes along the south coast where I live.  This theme developed whilst studying for an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Winchester School of Art.  I continue to study and recreate coastlines in both figurative and abstract ways such as silhouetted structures e.g. beach huts, piers and water towers alongside weather worn and eroded surfaces and discarded beach ephemera as seen in the found series.

I regularly exhibit work in local and national exhibitions alongside working as a teacher of art and photography.

Many of the prints on the website are available to purchase.  For further information or queries please email me. I currently have an etsy shop selling a small selection of cards and prints which I will be adding to. For more regular updates and to see my working process follow me on facebook.

INFO@KATEWATKINS.CO.UK

EXHIBITIONS

2016

18th May-25th June: Rum’s Eg Gallery Romsey, Paper & Print Exhibition

2nd July-3rd September: Solo Printmaking Show, Southampton City Art Gallery Foyer

25th November – 26th February 2017: The Great Print Exhibition invited exhibitor, Rheged Gallery, Cumbria

2015

August 22nd: The Badger Press, Bishops Waltham, Open Studio Event

June-Sept: Rum’s Eg Gallery, Romsey, Summer Open Exhibition

Highly Commended prize awarded for ‘confluence II‘ etching

June-July: St Barbe Museum & Gallery, Summer Open Exhibition, Lymington

Exhibition open from 13th June – 25th July

March: Everyman Cinema Winchester

PRINTWORK exhibition of Printmaking & Photography with Chris Lee 

Exhibition photos are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/art-auction/sets/72157648668637564/

 

2014

St Barbe Museum & Gallery, Summer Open Exhibition, Lymington

(Brighton Pier print Awarded Mary Symons Memorial Award for Best Print)

2013

Summer Open Exhibition, Mottisfont House, Romsey

2012

Printmakers Cut, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

Summer Open Exhibition, Mottisfont House, Romsey

2011

St Barbe Open, Summer Exhibition, Lymington, Hants

The Badger Press, Summer Open Studios, Bishops Waltham

Printmakers Cut, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

2010

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, solo show

Printmakers Cut, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

Coastlines, Harbour Lights Cinema, Southampton, solo show

 2009

Royal West of England Academy, Open Print Exhibition, Bristol

Little Women, Fairground Art Centre, Andover

2008

MA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, RA, London

(Grid etching featured in top 10 prints under £500 on RA website)

Art of Water, Southampton City Art Gallery

Between, MA Interim Show, Winchester School of Art

Women’s work, View Gallery, Winchester

Wincoll 1, Winchester College, Winchester

Printworks II, Harbour Lights, Southampton

 2007

New Greenham Arts, Christmas art fair

Autumn Art fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Salisbury Arts Centre, small picture exhibition

Waterloo Gallery, Summer Exhibition, London

QMC Art Auction fundraising event, Basingstoke

Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke

2006

Printworks, Harbour Lights Cinema gallery, Southampton

RBSA Gallery, Print Exhibition, Birmingham

‘Women’s Work’, Basingstoke 

The Art of Pattern, Southampton City Art Gallery

Resolutions, Group show, Winchester Guildhall Gallery