In Art we glimpse the secret self
I am a sculptor/ visual artist based in the UK and exhibiting nationally and Internationally. I work in clay, plaster, metal, resin, cement, bronze, sand, snow and ice as both a carver and modeller. I also create mixed media pieces using paint, inks, text and found objects in combination with my sculpted forms. My work is a life-long exploration and I am currently inspired by nature, folklore, evolution, magic, symbolism, mythology, poetry, dreams, imaginary landscapes, spirituality and the wild signs that connect the ancient with the everyday.
I have a degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Wimbledon School of Art and a two year post graduate training in traditional figurative sculpture from the Frink School of Sculpture. I have also spent several years working as a propmaker and scenic artist for TV, theatre and film before setting up my own sculpting practice in 2003.
For 7 years I worked under the alias ‘Katarina Rose’ as well as creating figurative work under my own name. In 2020 I began to combine the two art practices and my current work is a fusion of these two, once disparate, bodies of work. I am motivated by what inspires, drives, aligns, repels and connects us all to one another and to the natural world.
2020 -21 QTS in Art (Secondary) – University of Winchester
2000-02 Associate of the Frink – Frink School of Figurative Sculpture
1991-94 B.A. hons Fine Art Sculpture – Wimbledon School of Art
1989-90 Diploma of Foundation Studies – Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design
2022 August ‘ANIMA’ – Exhibition with Tessa Peskett, The Orange Tree Galerie, France
2022 May ‘GLITCH’ – Curated and exhibited a show for Fringe Arts Bath
2022 April ‘The Alchemist’ – Solo sand sculpture 6m x 5m for Sondervig Sand Sculpting Festival , Denmark
2022 March Atkinson Gallery Open – group show – Millfied
2022 March The Royal society of British Artists – group show – Mall Galleries, London
2021-22 Currently working as a snow carving expert for TV series ‘The Greatest Snowman’, Ch.4
2021 ‘Sky Song’ with Tessa Peskett – Seillans, France
2021 ‘Museum of Mystery and Imagination’ -group show -Bridport Art Centre
2020 R.W.A Annual Open Exhibition – group show, Bristol
2016 -22 ‘The Field’ Currently installed at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities , London
2017 ‘Fifty Dorset Makers’ Book Publication and group show with Dorset Visual Arts.
2016 Featured on the BBC series ‘Amazing Hotels: life beyond the lobby’
2017,18,19 Designed and created rooms at the ICEHOTEL, Lapland
2016 -17 ‘Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter’- group show – RWA, Bristol
2016 Sept ‘Strangers’ Art trail created for b-side Festival, Portland
2015 July ‘Ships in the Night’ – solo show – ‘The Old Timberyard’, Dorset
2015 R.W.A Annual Open Exhibition- group show, Bristol
2015 ‘Theatre of the Soul’- group show – Bridport Arts Centre
2014 ‘Imaginary Friends’ – solo show – Eype Centre for the Arts, Dorset
2002-22 Work permanently exhibited in The Orange Tree Gallery, France and The Art Agency, Esher
1993 -22 International Snow Sculpture Competitions – Lapland, France, China, Greenland, Japan, Estonia, Canada
1997-00 Worked as a Scenic Artist/ Costume Propmaker for T.V, Theatre, Film – London