Katherine Jones uses organic structures and natural objects like stones and flowers to begin to question perceptions of safety and danger. Recent times have made her reflect on the earth’s natural ability for growth and renewal in the face of adversity. These new prints are part of a larger current exhibition ‘The Iron in the Earth’. Her complex and layered collagraph prints, include subtle colourations, textured surfaces and expressive gestures.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katherine Jones makes distinctive images that are inhabited by ordinary objects, spaces and buildings. Often the structures depicted are fragile or vulnerable, covered or transparent. They are a framework the artist uses to begin to question perceptions of safety and danger. These issues are under the surface of her everyday as an artist –mother and an individual in a challenged world environment.
Jones is a painter and a printmaker, her ideas are often exchanged between watercolour, etchings and collagraph prints. She builds layers, overlays marks and colour to create rich nuanced surfaces.
Her prints are included in major international collections including UK: The Victoria and Albert Museum; National Art library; The House of Lords; University College, London, Hospitals Art Collection; Government Art Collection; Royal Festival Hall; Winchester College; Eton College; Ashmolean Museum; University of Chichester Art Collection; University of Warwick Art Collection; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. USA: Lafayette College, Boston Athenaeum, Wellesley Library, Swathmore College, PA, Yale University Library, CT. United Therapeutics Art Collection. China: Guangdong Museum.
Jones was brought up in Herefordshire, she studied at Cambridge School of Art, and MA Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art,(1998-2001). She currently lives and works in Brixton. South London.