Katy finds she is constantly inspired by her surroundings and in particular the moors and the sea, she tries to capture the feel of the landscape she is painting.
Having returned to the South West to live near her childhood haunts of Bodmin Moor and the coasts, Katy has been inspired to take up painting after several years off while bringing up her young family.
“I love the moor, it's raw beauty and immensity inspire a need in me to paint and capture a moment. The colours are always stunning from the bright, crisp winter skies to the muted misty autumnal vistas. The ever changing colour of the sea is always a challenge to capture, one minute you can be painting in full bright sun, the next sea mists are removing the view in moments.”
She loves using texture in her work whether it be gorse from the moor, textured mediums or just an illusion with the paint. A chocolate box style is something she wants to avoid while still getting across the beauty of her local surroundings. Katy paints both 'en plein air' or from sketches in her home based studio. The different processes have different results and styles. Katy loves exploring new ways with paint and expressing her emotions within the medium..