2019 had a quiet start after a very difficult and traumatic few months following the diagnosis of my husband Bill’s cancer and his much too early death last in November 2018 it took me some time to reemerge and reassemble.
But 2019 had some wonderful experiences in store for me. Important learning ones at the House of Illustration with James Mayhew and Claire Alexander. New teaching ones at the fantastic Artshack in Shrewsbury. And a wonderful illustration job bringing the tales of the Fianna to the page for Daniel Allison’s upcoming book.
I have started work on my first children’s book and am exploring collage with the joyful curiosity of a 4 year old after being reintroduced to it at Jame’s brilliant workshop last February.
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
After another successful Morocco Art escape we have fixed the dates for next year! More information on the Morocco Art Holidays page.
I have various projects that have been on the backburner for a while now, both solo and collaborative and I want 2020 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 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 email@example.com
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.