ARTISTS at Work Series - 1

In 2016, Open Studios invited Isabel Carmona to start a series of Graphic Interviews of artists to make a personal connection with the variety of visual art forms that are represented in Open Studios. We are lucky to have such a great number of artists that open their doors throughout May in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. It can be daunting to choose where to go. With this series, we hope to bring you a flavour of what to expect, what to talk about with each artist and to present them in a human light, finding out how they got where they are now.

KATE STEELE – Floral Painter and Printmaker

Kate works from home in a small room that is lined with her work and has a couple of easels in the space. On the day of my visit she is working on a small oil on paper painting of a lime fruit, she has developed a very precise method of preparing the paper to get the exact effect that she wants. Kate starts normally by painting a grey underpainting known as grisaille and then adds the colour on top. This method gives her paintings a very special light quality and they shine as you look at them.

click to open high-resolution version of this image

More recently, she has started doing linocut printmaking and is enjoying the effects of precision mixed with uncertainty that the printing method give to her subjects, still within the area of botanical painting.

click to open high-resolution version of this image

Kate exhibits yearly during open studios at the chapel in Newtown Road cemetery with two other artists (another painter/printmaker and a ceramicist) where they put together a combined exhibition with their work complementing each other.  They await your visit and will welcome you during their exhibition.

click to open high-resolution version of this image

ARTISTS at Work Series

In 2016, Open Studios invited Isabel Carmona to start a series of Graphic Interviews of artists to make a personal connection with the variety of visual art forms that are represented in Open Studios. We are lucky to have such a great number of artists that open their doors throughout May in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. It can be daunting to choose where to go. With this series, we hope to bring you a flavour of what to expect, what to talk about with each artist and to present them in a human light, finding out how they got where they are now.

[ends]

Click on the images above to open high resolution versions on-screen.

All drawings are by Isabel Carmona-Andreu (www.isacarmona-art.com).

Contact: Open Studios: John Brazendale, chair@open-studios.org.uk or 01635 551981

 

Designed by Paul Forsey, Created by webcal design