Catherine Headley

Midlands, UK

 

 

 

Artist Statement

My inspiration comes from my visits to Penwith in Cornwall, a magical land encircled by seas.  It is littered with the detritus of long ago, from Bronze Age cromlechs and Celtic crosses to the ruined engine houses of its abandoned tin mines.

 

The moors are a pagan world of standing stones and sweeps of bracken crowned by granite cairns and above the cliffs, a prehistoric landscape of small, misshapen fields, cattle pastures held fast since the Iron Age in a web of granite hedgebanks.

 

My colours, intensified by the dazzling Atlantic light, are the gorse and the heather, sea and sky, the strident greens and yellows and orange-gold of lichens on granite and a multitude of greys.

 

My imagery comes from the stones.  I am excited whenever I come across a menhir or quoit, stone circle, barrow or carn.  Most recently I have visited a fogou, in the courtyard house settlement of Carn Euny. The fogou, constructed around 500 BC, is invisible from above ground.  A low stone lined passage leads to a remarkable circular corbelled room, more than two metres high and four metres across.

 

My paintings are recreations of these memories.

 

Biography

 

1948

Born in Leicester

 

1973-74 

Somerset College of Art

 

1974-77 

Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

BA Hons, Fine Art: Painting

Principle tutor   Adrian Heath

 

1977-78

Post Graduate Art Teachers’ Certificate, Brighton University

 

Member of Leicester Print Workshop

Associate member of Penwith Society of Artists, St Ives

Artist in Residence in Stamford Arts Centre Lincolnshire since 1992

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2013

Sock Gallery, Loughborough Town hall

 

2006

Nigel Gibson Interiors, Stamford. Lincolnshire

 

1998

Lady Lodge Arts Centre, Peterborough, Cambs

 

1992 

Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, Lincolnshire

 

1990

Longthorpe Tower, Peterborough, Cambs

 

1981 

Brighton College of Art Grand Parade Brighton

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018

Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford Derbyshire

Number Four Gallery, St Abbs,  Berwickshire

Light Box Gallery, Showcase Exhibition LCB Depot, Leicester

Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington

Collagraph print, ‘Earth Mysteries’ chosen for Encyclopaedia of Printmaking,

Quarto Publishing

 

2017 – 2007

Leicester Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition

 

2017

Open 28, Leicester Museaum & Art Gallery LCB Award

Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, Yorkshire, ‘Paint into Print’

Kunsthuis Gallery,  Crayke, Yorkshire 27 Jan – 2 April

‘Revealed-Abstract Printmakers Collective

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester

Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour

Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

 

2016

Belgrave St Ives Prints and Drawings

Leicester Society of Artists Prizewinner

Cank street Gallery, Leicester

Affordable Art Fair, Bristol with – Cank Street Gallery Leicester

Penwith Society Spring and Summer Exhibitions

Rob Fogell Gallery, Stamford Lincs. 10th anniversary  Summer Exhibition

International Small Print Exhibition, curated by Leicester Print Workshop

Open 27 Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk, Leicester
– Shortlisted for the Attenborough Prize

Stour Gallery ‘Making a Mark’ Spring Exhibition

 

2015

Penwith Society Associates Winter and Summer Exhibitions

Stour gallery, Summer Show

Robert Fogell Gallery, Summer Landscapes

 

2014

Penwith Society, Associates Summer and Winter Exhibition<, St Ives

Stour Gallery, ‘Cornish Exhibition’, Shipston on Stour

Made in Leicester SELECT – Directory reperesenting best of Leicestershire

and Rutland art work

Hunters Interiors, Stamford

Rutland Open

Leicester Open 25

Wistow Gallery

White Street Gallery, Kibworth

 

2013

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford, Christmas Exhibition

Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour.  Autumn Exhibition

‘Attic Artists’  Exhibition of the Four Artists in Residence in
Stamford Arts Centre

Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull.  ‘Edited Highlights’ in collaboration with Leicester Print Workshop

Collagraph ‘Shiva’s Shrine’ chosen for front cover of Irish poet,
Jim Maguire’s book of poetry ‘Music Field’

 

2012

Stour Gallery, Shipton on Stour, Warwickshire

Midlands Print Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, Derbyshire

 

2011

Summer Show Stoneman Gallery Penzance Cornwall

Collagraph ‘Summer Solstice’ chosen for front cover of Glen Cavalerios’s new book of poetry                               ‘Towards the Waiting Sun’

 

2014-2004

Leicester City Open

 

2010, 08, 07

Small Print Big Impression International Submission

Touring UK Curated by Leicester Print Workshop

 

2010-07

Passion 2 Print Leicester Print Workshop Printmakers Leicester City Gallery

Print Show Bircham Gallery Holt Norfolk

Summer Exhibition Bircham Gallery Holt Norfolk

Summer Show Robert Fogell Gallery Stamford Lincolnshire

Winter Show Stoneman Gallery Penzance Cornwall

 

2009

December Show Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

Winter Show Stoneman Gallery Penzance

Summer Exhibition Bircham Gallery

With Woodbine Contemporary Arts Uppingham Rutland:

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam,

Affordable Art Fair Battersea London

Edinburgh Art Fair

 

2008

Originals 08 Print Show Mall Galleries London

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Woodbine Gallery

New Artists Bircham Gallery Holt Norfolk

 

2007

December Show Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

Cambridge Contemporary Arts:

Secret Love Print Show

Art is Abstract

Christmas Show

Postcard from St Ives Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

 

 

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