It has been a quiet start to the year, after a very difficult and traumatic few months following the diagnosis of my husband Bill’s cancer and his much too early death last November it has taken me some time to reemerge and reassemble for 2019.
I have started fundraising on Ko-Fi with the goal of producing an illustrated book of Bill’s best loved songs. You can support me here: https://ko-fi.com/katherinesoutar
My Bear steps gallery exhibition in Shrewsbury which had to be cancelled last year will now happen this year from October 27th to November 9th and I will be setting the date for the private view later in the year.
We still have some places left on this year’s Morocco art escape, (from 25th May to 2nd June) this was a wonderful week last year where we enjoyed seeing and creating art, exploring beautiful places and relaxing under the care of the lovely Karima. You can find more info here https://www.letsgo2morocco.com/artescapes-morocco
I have various projects that have been on the backburner for a while now, both solo and collaborative and I want 2019 to be the year I put some substantial work into bringing these into the light.
I plan to make Patreon the place where I share information about the processes I use when illustrating and workshopping and also more insights into why certain stories resonate so much with me. 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 in the mountains or the desert 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
Morocco Art Escapes
I am looking forward to teaching on this brilliant art escape in Morocco again at the end of May next year. Taking in Marrakech, Essouaria and 5 days in the stunning Atlas Mountains. I love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for making and experiencing art with others and it is another chance to share my great love for Morocco, Please check out this wonderful offer…
Other Exhibition News
I am very happy to have a permanent spot to exhibit my work in Mist Jewellery at Maws Craft centre in Jackfield, nr Ironbridge. Julia makes beautiful Silver and pearl Jewellery and also exhibits work by other local artists.
my Greetings cards and books are also available there. http://www.mistjewellery.co.uk