With the pandemic looming large for us all there is a pause on events just now..
But there is news!
I am happy to share that I am now working for the very excellent Artshack in Shrewsbury as a supporting artist, giving online support and creating video tutorials for their membership.
I started to deliver workshops at this wonderful venue last year and am overjoyed to be able to collaborate more closely with them, working to make art accessible and rewarding for as many people as possible in Shropshire and now almost anywhere in our online community.
You can find more information here:
My first few weeks of lockdown life were spent on a drawing challenge which eventually morphed into an alphabet of Mythical beings in self isolation. Some writer and storyteller friends suggested a book with stories to accompany these and I am currently collecting tales to go with my 26 drawings. I will be looking for a publisher as soon as I have them ready and things are up and running again.
I have also written about this in my blog if you want to know more. Here are a few of the images to tantalise you!
I still plan to make Patreon the place where I share information about the processes I use when illustrating and workshopping and will be posting more tutorials there too. and also more insights into why certain stories resonate so much with me.
But it will now also be the place where I first share these stories in their finished form.
Patreon is starting to grow into a real community of people who are invested in what I do and I want to repay more of that investment over the next year . If you are interested in being one of my patrons you can see what it’s all about here https://www.patreon.com/KatherineSoutar
My love affair with the landscape, stories and people of Morocco continues unabated. And there are opportunities for people to join me either on an art escape or in the desert for a trek to discover what it is that makes this such a special place for me.
Camp Sahara is a small but perfectly formed family desert tour agency set up by myself and my Saharaoui friends in M’hamid, the gateway to the Moroccan Sahara. Our aim is to give people the chance to experience the beauty and majesty of the desert first hand in the way that i have been lucky enough to over the past few years. If you are an artist, bring your sketchbook, if a photographer, your camera, if you are interested in wildlife or history we will find them too. but above all bring an open heart and a sense of wonder. For more information please go to http://www.campsahara.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Exhibition News
I am very happy to have a permanent spot to exhibit my work in Dona Elementis at Maws craft centre
my Greetings cards and signed copies of my book are also available there.